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Do employers want entrepreneurs?
Depending on the job, many employers will want their employees to demonstrate at least some entrepreneurial skills. Employees who are well motivated, thinking ahead, seeing new opportunities can all help to provide a business with a competitive edge and thus remain profitable in the market place.
Many of the so-called "entrepreneurial skills" would benefit companies and employers, such as; the ability to work within a team, the ability to communicate effectively, management skills and research and analytical skills.
Just a quick look at the desirable traits for applicants for some graduate training schemes shows many are asking for skills and traits considered to be entrepreneurial:
Companies may also look for individuals who are intrapreneurial rather than entrepreneurial. Intrapreneurs are entrepreneurial within an existing business or organisation (internal entrepreneurs). People who, for example, implement changes or develop new products, within the organisation in which they work.
However, this does not mean that all employees should be entrepreneurs, but many employers would welcome the skills associated with being an entrepreneur. So, how do students demonstrate their entrepeneurial skills to employers?