What kinds of skills are required?
A closer look at various job advertisements reveals three main types of skills job ads contain: required skills, desired skills, and preferred skills. Let us find out what they are:
- Required skills are the basic qualifications the applicant must have to apply for a particular position. In case of their absence, they are already initially not suitable for the post.
- Preferred skills are proficiencies the employer would like to see in the potential employee. If the candidate owns at least some of these abilities, they can safely apply for the position. Still, their presence is not critical when considering the applicant's candidacy for the interview with recruiters.
- Desired skills are the competencies that are good to have, but not necessarily. Anyway, if the job seeker does not possess these skills, this fact will not affect their chance to get the position crucially. On the other hand, their presence will give the candidate an additional “weighty” advantage over other candidates in the struggle for the job.