Soft Skills for high Employability from the market point of view

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The most wanted labor soft skills for high employability

Friday, 11th of December at 1800 Athens Time in Zoom 

Listen to six Professionals about the soft Skills the Labor Market requests from the young employees 

Soft Skills for Higher Employability: The recipe for high Employability 

What are Soft Skills? 

Soft skills are nontechnical skills, abilities, and traits that workers need to have to get employed or to function in a specific employment environment. The soft skills can be grouped into the following categories:

  1. Personal qualities and work ethics
  2. Problem-solving and other cognitive skills
  3. Oral communication skills
  4. Interpersonal and teamwork skills

To learn more about soft skills you are invited to follow the module the International Relations Academy of the Hellenic Mediterranean Office offers - please check: http://petridischania.hmu.gr/hmu-lessons/course/view.php?id=4

 

Most wanted Soft Skills for high employability 

We often hear employers and business leaders lament the unfortunate gap between what students learn in the University and what they are actually expected to know in order to be job-ready and thus more employable. This is particularly alarming in light of the large — and still growing — number of people graduating from university: above 40% of 25 to 34-year-olds in OECD countries, and nearly 50% of 25 to 34-year-olds in America. A McKinsey report back in 2015 reported that employers cannot fill advertised job occupations because cannot find candidates with the desired skills. 

Having said that, universities could substantially increase the value of the University degree if they spent more time teaching their students' critical soft skills. Recruiters and employers are unlikely to be impressed by candidates unless they can demonstrate a certain degree of people-skills or otherwise known soft skills. This is perhaps one of the biggest differences in how the market and Higher education assess their 'employees'. While employers want candidates with higher levels of Emotional Intelligence, resilience, empathy, and integrity, those rarely attribute that universities nurture or select for in admissions. As the impact of AI and disruptive technology grows, candidates who can perform tasks that machines cannot are becoming more valuable — and that underscores the growing importance of soft skills, which are hard for machines to emulate. Though hard skills show off your experience and understanding of a particular, measurable ability, soft skills often indicate your ability to work with others and grow within a company. Soft skills help you build relationships and solve problems in order to use your hard skills to their full extent. Listing soft skills on your resume, demonstrating them in an interview, and developing them in the workplace can support your career and open you to new opportunities.

The Webinar's presenters come from Academia and Industry and will present from their perspective one soft skill that very important for an employee to have.

This Webinar is related to the outcomes of the Strategic Partnership Project Critical Skills for Electronic Engineers of 2020, along which full modules for the development of soft skills have been generated. More information will be provided by the coordinator of the project Dr. Konstantino Petridi during the webinar

I hope that you will join us.

 

The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The Leader adjusts the sails  John C. Maxwell

Organizers of the Webinar

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Dr. Konstantinos Petridis 

Director of the International Relations Office

Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece

c.petridischania[at]gmail[dot]com

 

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Ms. Evangelia Menegaki

Responsible for the Dissemination Actions

International Relations Office, Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece

 

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Ms. Gloria Vega

Responsible for the Outgoing Students, International Relations Office

Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece

 

 

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Dr. Markos Kourgiantakis 

Assistant Professor

Department of Business Administration & Tourism 

Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece

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Ms. Marianna Alogdianaki 

Head of the Career Office, Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece 

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Mr. Nikolaos Bolanakis

IT Support, Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece 

Presenters of Webinar

Their affiliation and their talks are presented below

Menelaos Lazos

Mr. Lazos Menelaos, COTY

Emotional Intelligence

Dr. George Themelis - Innovation Skills

Dr. Themelis George, LEICA Microsystems

Innovation Skills

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Dr. Triandafyllou George, HMU

Job Interview Tips

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Mr. Tsiknakis Michalis, Cosmos Sport

Resilience Skills

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Mr. Zidianakis Dimitrios, The Fixers

Adaptation Skills

Telis Zournatzidis - Team Bulding Skills

Mr. Zournatzidis Telis, Charalampidis Siderika, S.A.

Team Building Skills

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Hellenic Mediterranean University (Greece)

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European University Consortium (Organizer)

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The FiXERS (Greece)

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Leica Microsystems (Germany)

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Critical Skills for Electronic Engineers of 2020

An Erasmus Plus Strategic Partnership Project

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State Scholarship Foundation (IKY)

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The webinar will be streamed through Zoom. An invitation will be sent to all the registered participants. For any information please contact Dr. Konstantinos Petridis (c.petridis@hmu.gr)