The strategic importance of capabilities is apparent around the globe:
The capabilities that companies need most have evolved, but methods of building those skills have not. Capability building has remained a high strategic priority.
When you’re looking for a new job, you may think your résumé is your most important asset. But your ability to advance your career depends on many factors, and most of them have nothing to do with the amount of experience you’ve managed to cram into your resume.
While your résumé and job titles might help you get noticed by employers and earn a first-round screening interview, 53% of employers expect to see your capability before seriously considering you for a position.
For most of the companies that attract today’s top talent, expertise still matters. They want to see that you have the unique hard skills associated with the role you’re applying for.
However, 63% of employers place an equal or greater value on “soft skills” — the intangible capabilities related to a candidate’s attitude, work ethic, and ability to handle pressure.
Looking for a job can be extremely stressful. How do you stand apart from the crowd? There’s only so much they can tell about you from your resume.
When it comes to job search, people often underestimate the power of personal branding. Personal branding allows you to put yourself in front of a wide range of potential employers, grow your professional network, and build a favorable image of yourself.
So experience isn’t a formal entity that is earned inside the four walls of a corporate office (although that is one form of it). It’s the result of taking on a challenge, seeing it through to the end, and learning along the way.