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Progressive skills to increase your employability

Article by GVI


Posted: February 11, 2023

As the job market rapidly evolves with complex challenges and new technologies, it’s increasingly important to have a set of progressive skills that set you apart from other candidates.These skills are not only in high demand but also demonstrate your commitment to personal and professional growth. Here is a selection of top progressive skills that will increase your employability in today’s world.

Living with a Global Perspective

In today’s globalised world, having a global perspective is more important than ever. A global perspective is the ability to understand and appreciate cultural differences and how they impact business and personal relationships. The value of a global perspective in the workplace is clear – companies are seeking employees who can bring fresh ideas, diverse perspectives, and a new way of thinking to the table. To develop and showcase your global perspective, consider travelling to other countries, learning new languages, and engaging with people from different cultures.

Being Culturally Sensitive

Cultural intelligence and sensitivity refer to the ability to understand and appreciate cultural differences and the impact they have on personal and professional relationships. In today’s diverse workforce, cultural intelligence and sensitivity are critical skills that help you build strong relationships with colleagues, clients, and customers from different backgrounds. To improve your cultural intelligence and sensitivity, consider taking online courses or workshops, reading books and articles about different cultures, and participating in cultural exchange programs.

Taking Care of Your Mental Health

Mental health is a critical component of overall well-being, and it’s increasingly being recognized as an important factor in the workplace. Poor mental health can negatively impact job performance, employee engagement, and workplace culture. To improve your mental health and demonstrate your commitment to wellness in the job search, consider prioritising self-care, seeking support from a mental health professional, and engaging in activities that bring you joy and peace.

Take Climate Action

The climate crisis and global warming are two of the most pressing issues of our time, and it’s important to be knowledgeable about them in today’s job market. Companies are seeking employees who are committed to sustainability and understand the impact of the climate crisis on their business and the world. To develop a knowledge of the climate crisis and global warming and demonstrate your commitment to sustainability, consider taking online courses, reading books and articles, and participating in environmental organisations and events.

Be Aware of Inclusivity, Equality, and Privilege

Inclusivity, equality, and privilege are key concepts that are increasingly important in the workplace. Inclusivity refers to creating a workplace culture where everyone feels valued and included, regardless of their background. Equality means treating everyone fairly and with respect. Privilege refers to the advantages that one group has over another, and it’s important to understand and address these imbalances in the workplace. To demonstrate your commitment to inclusivity, equality, and an understanding of privilege, consider taking online courses, reading books and articles, and engaging in conversations with people from different backgrounds.

Growing a progressive skillset

Joining a GVI internship program is an excellent way to develop and showcase your progressive skills to increase your employability. GVI offers a range of programs in different countries that allow you to gain hands-on experience and develop skills that will give a global perspective. GVI’s cultural immersion programs provide the opportunity to engage with people from different communities and develop cultural intelligence and sensitivity.

Environmental programs allow you to gain a deeper understanding of the impact of the climate crisis and global warming and demonstrate your commitment to sustainability. And GVI’s programs that focus on community development and human rights provide a unique platform to learn about and engage with issues of inclusivity, equality, and privilege. By participating in a GVI program, you’ll not only gain valuable experience but also have the opportunity to demonstrate your progressive skills to future employers.

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