Monday, December 29, 2014

Ten skills you 2015 grads need

Susan Adams, Forbes.com, Nov 11, 2014, says employers are looking for industry-specific knowledge, sure, but more importantly--teamwork, decision-making, and other skills.

The National Assn of Colleges and Employers, a nonprofit linking college career placement offices with companies, asked hiring managers about their priorities.

Degrees and fields, of course, do matter--most in demand, business, engineering and info sciences.

And here are 10 skills mentioned...

*Ability to work in a team

*Ability to make decisions and solve problems

*Ability to communicate verbally with people inside and outside the organization

*Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work

*Ability to obtain and process info

Ability analyze quantitative data

Technical knowledge of the job

Ability to write or edit reports

Ability to sell and influence

*The top five are key. You must have those for every modern-day job.

Did I communicate that?

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