Introduction

Employers in Afghanistan frequently complain about a lack in soft skills among graduates from higher education institutions.  Therefore, it is of high importance for students to acquire adequate soft skills beyond academic knowledge. Learning and practicing soft skills help university graduates/students impress the employers; which help them find appropriate jobs.

A first step in improving soft skills of students is to educate and equip them with personal development and pre-employability skills. Training subjects include below.

Personal development skills

  • Business communications skills
    • Effective interpersonal communication
    • Listening skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Writing skills
    • Business/Corporate Lingo / Vocabulary
    • Report writing
    • Email writing
  • Business Ethics
  • Time management
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Basic IT Skills

 

Pre-employability skills

  • Self-Introduction
  • Resume and Cover Letter Writing
  • Interview Skills and Etiquettes
  • Job Search Tips
  • Mock Job Interview
  • Online Resume Posting
  • Building Personal Brand

 

Selection Criteria

  • Education: Alumni or final year students of the relevant public University
  • Professional knowledge of her/his field of study
  • English: Intermediate Level/Working Knowledge
  • Computer: Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Communication: Intermediate Communication Skills
  • Commitment: Willing to attend pre-employment training for 30 hours
  • Willing to work on homework assignment
  • Willing to participate in job interviews, job fairs and job networking opportunities
  • Willing to join local job market
  • Willing to accept internships without stipend

If you fulfill the selection criteria for the training, and if you would like to register for the Soft Skills Training, please visit the Career Center in your relevant university.