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Which skills and behaviours do employers want to see?

We explain what an employer typically looks for in any recruit, which skills and behaviours they usually see as critical and then how you can demonstrate these on your CV or job applications.

This 45-minute webinar will show you what an employer looks for, why these things matter  and how, once you know this, you’ll be able to write a better CV or job application as a result.

In this webinar (45 mins), we look at:

  • Which skills and behaviours are important now and for the future.
  • Identifying which skills and behaviours you have (SWOT analysis).
  • How to evidence them on your CV and in job applications.
  • The power of ‘action words’.
  • CVs – the magic ’30 seconds’.
  • Job-hunting – how to access the hidden job market.
  • How to increase your job options with ICAEW CFAB.

The importance of technology skills

Technology is changing the role of an accountant. Employers now expect you to have good digital and technology skills. This article looks at the impact of the technology in accountancy and which digital skills you will need to future-proof your career.

What skills does an accountant need

ICAEW member magazine economia looks at which skills accountants of today and tomorrow will need in their increasingly prominent role as trusted business adviser.

It’s over looked how important soft skills are to employers. Almost half of accountancy job listings ask for good communication skills. Read this article to find out more about the soft skills you will need to master in your future job.

11 traits that can ruin your career

Watch this 3-minute video from the Harvard Business Review to see if you have any of the personality traits which might be harming your career. Their analysis suggests most people display at least 3 of the traits. Find out if you have any personality traits that might be harming your career prospects.

How to show your skills?

Being employable isn’t just about having good skills; you have to know how to demonstrate them on your CV in a way that employers will look for. ICAEW magazine, economia, has some top tips.