Generic skills are very good indeed but employers want people who also know how to do stuff
Consultants Nous combined with labour analytics provider Burning Glass to scan the required attributes that turn-up in job advertisements for 672 occupations. They found employers want “enterprise skills … 21st century skills, employability skills, soft skills, baseline skills or transferable skills” but more often cite industry-specific skills. Makes sense to CMM, no point a plumber having good comms skills if they use them to explain that they do not know how to do change a washer. What is interesting is that this is another use of Burning Glass, which can mine data for industry intel.
Last year the estimable National Centre for Vocational Education Research used Burning Glass to identify in-demand occupations, (CMM July 13 2018)