Entrevista de Trabalho – parte 3

Skills that employers look for


  • Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly both orally and in writing.
  • Willingness to question and listen to others to aid your own understanding and that of others.
  • Ability to convey complex information at the right level so it is understood by others.


  • Ability to form relationships at all levels and motivate and support other team members.
  • Willingness to ask others for advice or help when solving a problem.
  • Ability to work fairly and productively alongside others.

Organisation and time management

  • Setting objectives and planning activities and resources to achieve a goal.
  • Ability to manage time effectively to prioritise activities and meet deadlines.
  • Achieving a productive and satisfying work-life balance.

Problem solving

  • Ability to understand information quickly and accurately.
  • Appreciation of all the variables affecting an issue.
  • Ability to evaluate and choose workable solutions to problems.


  • Energetic and enthusiastic approach to work/tasks.
  • Desire to continuously learn and develop and evaluate own performance.
  • Perseverance in the face of obstacles.


  • Having a clear vision with the ability to enthuse and influence others by gaining their trust and support.
  • Ability to listen, share and delegate when appropriate.
  • Willingness to take responsibility for a task or project to ensure it gets done.

Creativity, flexibility and openness to change

  • To be original and express different views, ideas or solutions.
  • Willingness to challenge the status quo when appropriate and consider change.
  • An openness to others’ ideas with a willingness to adapt.

Confidence / assertiveness

  • Willingness to express needs, views and feelings clearly, confidently and courteously.
  • Appreciation of the value of one’s own abilities and role.
  • Willingness to put forward ideas and stand firm on a minority or unpopular view when appropriate.

Interpersonal, intercultural and global awareness

  • Awareness and tolerance of the diverse needs, feelings and views of others.
  • Willingness to support, help and share information with others.
  • Ability to communicate and work with people from different social and cultural backgrounds and from different countries.


  • Ability to interpret statistics and numerical data.
  • Ability to solve numerical problems.
  • Familiarity with the ways in which numerical information is gathered and presented.

Information and IT literacy

  • Confidence when using information technology with an ability to learn new packages.
  • Ability to identify how IT can be applied to improve efficiency and solve problems.
  • Knowing where and how to find relevant information.

Business / commercial awareness and professionalism

  • Understanding of the need for high quality customer service and innovative approaches.
  • Awareness of how economic and political issues can affect organisations and their products or services.
  • Recognition of the importance of a professional and responsible approach to your own role within an organisation.