Our life seems to move in the right direction until we passed out graduation. Then we face the harsh reality of the real world. Fair enough, corporate world. There is a gap between academia and the industry world. In some cases, it’s okay. You cannot always cope with the pace of industry requirements.
There is some reason behind it. The teacher does not always come from industry experience as well as industry personnel rarely come to the alma mater to teach. The objective of academia is not all about serving in the industry area. It’s something more. But the question is, what is the maximum gap between academia and industry is considered satisfactory.
There comes a new word Employability skill while applying in for a job. That is one kind of skill that we are unknown from our academic arena except for some. And it is the only barrier to why fresh graduates aren’t getting a job despite having a good GPA.
Employability skill measures how employable, essential and useful for that organization. Unfortunately that our academic period doesn’t teach much about that. We don’t weigh its value until we fell into the corporate world. Then, how to bridge that gap?
There are so many online courses, offered by various organizations to exercise your employability skills. Some of them need a subscription, some are not. You can also build your skill by performing extracurricular activities such as sports, debate, etc.
Employability skill includes soft skill and hard skill. Soft skill refers to personal qualities, value whereas hard skill sticks to technical achievement.
Some soft skills are:
- Team Work
From different trusted sources, it’s known that the average weighted percentage on soft skill versus hard skill stands at 50-50 in every commercial sector. That means you have to give importance to your soft skill as much as your hard skill. So, try to develop your soft skill as soon as possible. It is the prerequisite for 21st-century graduates.
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