11 Employability Skills to Develop during COVID–19

By Husam Helmi Alharahsheh
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

When it comes to employment during or after your educational journey, research shows even during COVID-19, there are still some key skills which graduates can develop.

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There are several key skills for students to focus on during their studies to enhance their chances of finding a job.

The main graduate attributes can be identified as the following:


We are experiencing a shift from face-to-face to online delivery due to the spread of COVID-19 and it is highly valuable for students to use this as an opportunity.

You could develop your online communication and information technology skills, as well as enhance your own ability to work remotely which requires high levels of teamwork, time management, and flexibility.

COVID-19 has changed the way recruitment processes are undertaken. 

Therefore, it is vital for graduates to train themselves further and to equip themselves with the required home-based IT infrastructure. This can help provide a smooth transition into secure employment, even during the global disruption caused due to COVID-19.

Do you want to improve your employability and make your CV stand out, with no exams involved?
Read more about our CertHE Skills for the Workplace course on the course page.

About the Author

Husam Helmi Abharahsheh is an expert in student skill development. He is a BA Business Management lecturer and CertHE Programme Coordinator at UWTSD London.

Source: Helmi, H., Pius, A. and Guenane, I. (2018). UK Higher Education Institutions Role in Students’ Skills Development for. Journal of advances in education and philosophy, [online] 2(3), pp.85-88.