Employers are looking for this

Employers in voluntary organisations and in special interest organisations are looking for you to have the following skills:

  • Ability to acquire new knowledge
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good written communication skills
  • Seeing new opportunities and perspectives
  • Good oral communication skills
  • Forging new contacts and relationships
  • Working under time pressure
  • Working productively in a team

Employers generally prioritise personal suitability in relation to appointing new employees. Work experience alongside studies and experience of organisations also count for a lot.

Students of the Faculty of Humanities distinguish themselves

According to employers in the industry, these are the skills candidates from the Faculty of Humanities are particularly good at:

  • Ability to work independently
  • Specialist expertise
  • Ability to communicate knowledge
  • Ability to work using a multidisciplinary approach
  • Good oral communication skills

Room for improvement

Employers think that candidates from the Faculty of Humanities do not particularly distinguish themselves in relation to:

  • Ability to handle numbers and statistics
  • Working under time pressure
  • Ability to lead

You should try to hone these skills during your studies, for example, by choosing subjects that require group work.

Source: The 2006 and 2010 employer surveys.


Published Jan. 21, 2013 8:57 AM - Last modified May 6, 2022 2:56 PM