Job Skills Guides

Skills Employers Want

Make sure you have the skills employers want! 

Academic skills, technical skills, and workplace "soft" skills provide a solid base for getting into a career. When you are searching for a job, it is important to recognize the skills that you have and include them in your resume and interview. Use those skills to show you are qualified for the job.

To succeed in the workplace, it is important to continue to enhance your skills. You can gain those skills through experience and training. Often, employers provide you with additional technical training. However, it is up to you to demonstrate that you have soft skills such as a good work ethic and a great attitude.

Illinois Essential Employability Skills IconYou will notice some of the skills below have the Illinois Essential Employability Skills icon. These skills have been identified as required skills in order to be successful in all industries in Illinois.

Learn more about the skills and hear what employers have to say about those skills.