RESEARCH SKILLS




WHAT ARE RESEARCH SKILLS?
If you have ever attended school chances are you have had to stretch your research legs quite a lot. Essay writing begins with doing the research and finding sources to base your work on. You then need to be able to analyse the material and pick out what is important to you and what is not. Lastly, you analyse the relevant material itself and incorporate it in your work in whatever way you choose.

WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT?
The ability to research a subject, and well, is a highly valuable skill in an employee that companies always look for. The person who can do decent research will be the one with the firmest foundation to their work and the most knowledge of a subject.
HOW DO I PICK UP THIS SOFT SKILL?
Again, you have probably been utilising this skill throughout your education. Think back on the essays, projects or presentations you have created and how you put them together. You will probably find that you have used online resources, library books and journals, and many other resources to back up your work.

When you have a job interview, inform them of your research skills by mentioning a dissertation or project you have worked on. Another top tip is to show how much you know about the company you are interviewing with — this proves that you have done your research.