Skills for Employment
Employers value Historians as they possess transferable skills. Historians are creative and critical thinkers who deliver on time. They:
- Formulate convincing and cogent arguments.
- Express themselves with coherence, clarity and fluency.
- Gather, organise and deploy diverse sources of evidence.
- Exercise self-discipline, self-direction and independent thought.
- Appreciate complexity and diversity of situations, events and mentalities.
- Adhere to rules of evidence with integrity and maturity.
- Use texts and a wide array of source materials critically.
- Command knowledge to contextualise and comprehend situations and problems.
- Understand how people have existed, acted and thought in context.
- Reflect critically on the nature of evidence and on theoretical underpinnings.
- Utilise ICT, retrieve information and present effectively.
- Respect others’ reasoned views but subject them to critical analysis.
- Work collaboratively and participate effectively in group work.
- Show empathy and imaginative insight.
- Display initiative.