How we think the party leaders rate for employability:

Think getting a job is competitive? Try getting into No. 10! Imagine a job interview where 64 million people are grilling you to make sure you’re right for the post…

Think getting a job is competitive? Try getting into No. 10! Imagine a job interview where 64 million people are grilling you to make sure you’re right for the post. Tough stuff.

In any job interview, the Employability Skills are a crucial deciding factor, so, seeing as today is the big day, we thought we’d rate the party leaders on their top skill and give them one they need to work on. Useful if they get into government or if, in a week or so, they are looking for another job. You’re welcome, guys.

DISCLAIMER – GapWise is politically neutral.

Ed Miliband

Good at – Problem Solving

Like any good opposition leader, Ed has had a good crack at rubbishing the promises of the party in power, and if you like pointing out problems, you have to be good at coming up with solutions.

Needs to work on: Leadership.

If Ed wants to build his Personal (Mili)Brand, he needs to show the world that he is a statesman. He is certainly getting more impressive with time, but we’re still not sure how he’d hold up if Putin came a-knocking.

David Cameron

Good at – Commercial Awareness

Be it fixing the economy or pledging to help small businesses, Commercial Awareness is definitely Cameron’s strong suit.

Needs to work on – Positive Attitude

He can be a bit of a downer, old Dave. He has defended the ‘positivity’ of the Tory vision after being accused of running a largely negative campaign, but in order to win us over he’ll need to show, not just tell.

Nick Clegg

Good at – Teamwork

The Lib Dems have made themselves indispensable by effectively saying they’ll be on anyone’s team if they’ll have them, and the odds are that’s what will happen.

Needs to work on – Leadership

The flip side of agreeing to be on any team is Nick’s admission that he won’t be the boss. But hey, at least he knows this is his skill to work on.

Nigel Farage

Good at – Communication

Say what you like about Mr Farage, but the man gets people listening.

Needs to work on – Cultural Sensitivity.

A no-brainer. You wouldn’t trust him to nail Korean business card etiquette first time, nor would you trust him to not make an offensive remark about it afterwards.

Nicola Sturgeon

Good at – Leadership

She arguably came out the winner from the TV debates and she is the most powerful woman in Britain right now. We’d back her. (We wouldn’t – GapWise is politically neutral, see above).

Needs to work on – Teamwork

In powering ahead and taking over potentially all of Scotland, she has made life much harder for Labour…not teamy behaviour.

Natalie Bennett

Good at – Problem Solving

Hard to find a top skill for Natalie because The Environment is sadly not on the list. But, for her dedication to the very real problem of stopping our world turning to toast, she gets her top points in the Problem Solving category.

Needs to work on – Numeracy

As we have learned from her several clanger interviews, Natalie is not a numbers girl. Always do your homework before the interview, that’s rule number one!