Employability skills are a group of essential abilities that involve the development of a knowledge base, expertise level and mindset that is increasingly necessary for success in the modern workplace. Employability skills are typically considered essential qualifications for many job positions and hence have become necessary for an individual's employment success at just about any level. Employability skills, then, relate to generic and occupational competencies and requirements associated with working in a specific occupation.
Generic skills are necessary to almost all occupations. Employability skills include, for example:
Literacy and numeracy:
Basic numeric skills
Basic computer skills
Occupational skills refer to particular technical and professional competencies required to perform a specific occupation or set of occupations.
Other areas to explore in this dimension include:
On the job training
Interests and leisure activities
Clothing required for work
Health aspects related to work