Five Essential Competencies for New Graduates Entering the Workforce.

Entering the workforce, filled with both hope and challenges, demands equipping oneself with various job competencies. As a prospective employee, it’s crucial to understand the competencies generally sought after by companies. The Human Resources (HR) department in every company evaluates these competencies and how well you meet the company’s needs. So, what competencies should a new employee possess, and how can you prepare yourself from the outset?

To address this question, the Career Center and Corporate Relations (CCCR) at Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH) organized a seminar called ‘Must-Have Skills for New Hires’ for UPH students. In the seminar held on October 25, 2023, at UPH Lippo Village Campus, Tangerang, Lianawati, the General Manager of Talent Acquisition and Assessment at Kawan Lama Group, highlighted five essential skills that UPH students must have to make themselves attractive in the eye of big companies. They are:

1. Problem Solving
Problem-solving is a fundamental competency for a new employee. With this skill, you can help find solutions to address issues within a company. A new employee with the ability to think broadly and creatively analyze problems from various perspectives will be sought after by major companies.

2. Teamwork
The ability to collaborate is a crucial foundation for a new employee. In the future, you will join teams and collaborate with colleagues to complete tasks. Additionally, you’ll work with various departments. Therefore, effective teamwork and task management skills are key competencies for new employees.

3. Eagerness to Learn
In an era of rapid technological developments, an eagerness to learn is a must-have attitude. A new employee must be eager to continuously learn and broaden their knowledge and perspectives. This helps them to stay productive, innovative, and ready to face challenges in the workplace.

4. Dedication and Loyalty
Dedicated and loyal employees tend to provide consistent performance. With dedication, you will consistently deliver good results, helping the company to achieve its goals. Moreover, you can be a positive example for colleagues and influence the overall work environment.

5. Social Skills and Communication
In the workplace, interaction with many people is inevitable. Therefore, social skills and communication are crucial. Good and effective communication, both verbally and non-verbally, is a key factor in achieving success in a career.

These are the five fundamental competencies that prospective employees must possess! Sharpen your skills through a top-notch education, easily attainable by enrolling at UPH. With a highly relevant curriculum, competent lecturers, and a diverse learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom, UPH ensures its graduates possess these fundamental competencies. Get ready for a transformative journey during your study at UPH!

The Career Center & Corporate Relations (CCCR) at UPH is dedicated to supporting students in their preparation for the professional world. As an institution, CCCR assists UPH students and alumni in their career planning and development. We work tirelessly to establish partnerships with companies and organizations, creating valuable job opportunities for UPH students. By joining UPH, you can equip yourself with the necessary skills and knowledge to become a successful professional who can make a meaningful impact. For more information, please reach out to our Student Consultant at 0811-1709-901 or register here di sini.