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Describe two transferable skills a student will acquire at university and evaluate their importance to a future employer. Justify your answer with reference to relevant literature.

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´╗┐BMAN10721 ? TRANSFERABLE MANAGEMENT AND STUDY SKILLS ?Transferable skills? are skills developed through experience, which can be used in the workplace. Describe two transferable skills a student will acquire at university and evaluate their importance to a future employer. Justify your answer with reference to relevant literature. The definition of ?skill? can be described as ?the ability to do something from one?s knowledge and experience?. Benjamin Franklin once stated that ?An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.? Without knowledge one limits their skill ability for full potential which is why the experiences that a university student has is so essential for their future prospects of employment. As claimed by The United States Department of Labour (2011) having a bachelor?s degree will earn you more than the average medium weekly income at $782, whilst those with lower levels of education are kept below this weekly average. Transferable skills are crucial for success in the competitive market place that we are in now. These are the skills that are applicable from job to job and to a variety of work settings. In business and management courses, skills are divided into two categories; the first category is Soft Skills which are skills that are people oriented; the second category is Hard Skills which are skills that are technical in nature. ...read more.

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By demonstrating importance to the subject and modulating your tone as per topic, others can understand you well and can be persuaded. When persuading, it is not just by logic but also by emotions. Regardless whether verbal or non verbal communication is being used, feelings and emotions can act as a communication barrier. As said by Daniel Goleman (1995), ?If your emotional abilities aren't in hand, if you don't have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can't have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far?. Listening skills are one of the important parts of communication processes. Empathic listening is a structured listening and questioning technique, which help develop and enhance relationships through a stronger understanding of what is being conveyed both intellectually and emotionally, for example; Team aspirations can be met only by proper listening. This gives a chance to think of better ideas both at individual and team levels. In addition to communication, working in teams at university will help students enhance their communication skills by sharing their ideas and knowledge with others and will prepare to work with others. Teamwork is important in business because it helps achieve goals. It increases individual learning; when team members work together as a team, they can learn the skills and capabilities of each other and progress their knowledge. ...read more.

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Giving constructive feedback involves focusing on ideas, instead of and offering suggestions for improvement. Students will acquire how to plan and manage a task and how to manage their time. For example, they make sure that goals are set, that a plan is constructed and followed, and that everyone has an opportunity to participate. Without teamwork, goals won?t be achieved, problems won?t be solved hence the importance of team working. Employers are looking for graduates who can quickly adapt to companies and can give value to the company. Not only do students learn transferable skills but also must know how to describe their transferable skill for everyone. The notion of transferable skills is critical when applying for jobs. It is a technique that all students should apprehend and improve throughout their years of studying business and management at university. Communication skills are important in every aspect of business. The information must be clear and accurate. One must be able to explain company policies to customers as they will not understand technical terms within a company. Teamwork is also important because it can speed up processes and make things run more efficiently. Throughout the years at university, students will have good networking skills which allow you to be more aware and will give you access to information that will evidentially allow you to perform your role more effectively. Being able to demonstrate your transferable skills will increase your chances to get a job and will help you to perform better on the job once you get it. ...read more.

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