New skills will 'safeguard job'

03-06-2008

New skills will 'safeguard job'
Employees worried about job security should consider broadening their skill set, according to an expert.

Author of Write a Perfect CV in a Weekend and How to Love the Job You Do Sarah Berry has warned that if the country is to go into recession, then workers will be best placed if they have a good range of proficiencies.

Ms Berry advised workers to improve their knowledge, saying: "You need to train, to gain new skills, be a valuable team member and perhaps be willing to take on things that you wouldn't have done in the past."

It is important that a company perceives a staff member to be "valuable" to the organisation, she said.

She added that job losses on a large scale have been seen in the financial services industry and retail, construction and aviation sectors could follow suit.

Leadership skills, numeracy and literacy abilities, IT competency and presentation skills have all been named by the Learning and Skills Council as the most important abilities for employees to improve.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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