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Evidencing your experience

On an application form or during an interview, you may be required to give concrete examples of employability skills, based on your previous experiences.

Completing the table below is a useful way to record examples of when you have demonstrated the skills, attributes, knowledge and understanding that employers are seeking. Reflect on your previous working roles, your university course or your extra-curricular activities to source examples.

It is also a good idea to add any accolades, awards, or commendations that will demonstrate how effective you have been in applying the skills, or in demonstrating behaviours that are being sought. Keep adding to this table throughout your career in order to keep the examples relevant and up-to-date.

 When preparing for an interview, it is a good idea to personalise a table, based on the essential and desirable criteria that are stated within the person specification and use the relevant examples that you have accumulated from the table below.


Skills and attributes


UEL course


Full-, part-time or casual work


Voluntary work


Interests and extra-curricular events

Personal life








Teamworking and inter-personal skills






Leadership skills






Business and customer awareness






Problem-solving ability






Communication and literacy skills






IT skills






Numeracy skills
























Self-starter qualities






Understanding diversity