By combining soft skills, like teamwork and communication, with the hard skills a position requires, you can make yourself a perfect job candidate—even as a recent grad.
The same question is on the mind of every person beginning a job search: What is the best thing that I bring to the employment table?
For college students without a lot of work experience, finding an answer can be tricky. However, there are some universal skills that employers look for in new grads.
The Top Five Skills
According to NACE’s Job Outlook 2012survey, the top five skills/qualities employers seek are:
Ability to work in a team
Verbal communication skills
Ability to make decisions and problem solve
Ability to obtain and process information
Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work
Employers will gauge these “soft skills” during an interview by asking behavioral-based questions, like “tell me about a time when things didn’t go as planned” or “tell me about your most recent experience working on a team.” Not sure how to answer these questions? Visit your school’s career center to learn more and to practice with a mock interview.
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