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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

 

Self-management

 

 

 

 

 

Teamworking and inter-personal skills

 

 

 

 

 

Leadership skills

 

 

 

 

 

Business and customer awareness

 

 

 

 

 

Problem-solving ability

 

 

 

 

 

Communication and literacy skills

 

 

 

 

 

IT skills

 

 

 

 

 

Numeracy skills

 

 

 

 

 

Confidence

 

 

 

 

 

Tenacity

 

 

 

 

 

Flexibility

 

 

 

 

 

Self-starter qualities

 

 

 

 

 

Understanding diversity