As Nigeria continues to grapple with the current 23.9 percent unemployment rate, recruitment agencies and employers of labour have called on job seekers to develop their soft skill potentials.
This, they said, will enhance their chances of getting employed.
Various speakers at the first day of BusinessDay organised Job Fair which attracted over 1,500 graduates and job seekers, stressed the need to develop soft skills that will facilitate their development and put them in good stead when seeking employment.
Ukinebo Dare of Poise’ Graduate Finishing School said soft skills such as communication skill, good interpersonal skills are what translate the degrees that such graduates may have acquired into good workplace effectiveness.
Dare pointed out that soft skills are very effective qualities that employers look out for when recruiting and urged job seekers to improve on that aspect of their competence if they ever hope to compete in the global employment market.
Adaora Ayoade, managing director, Ez37 Solution, revealed that a lot of job seekers today lack communication skills, either in form of writing or oral.