Important Qualities

THE MOST IMPORTANT QUALITIES OF A COLLEGE GRADUATE

Enthusiasm/Motivation
Interpersonal Skills
Verbal Communication Skills
Technical Knowledge
Leadership Experience
Applicable Work Experience
Academic Record
Personality
Knowledge of Career Field
Written Communication Skills

 

AREAS WHERE NEW GRADUATES NEED TO IMPROVE

Knowledge of Career Field
Verbal Communication Skills
Applicable Work Experience
Interpersonal Skills
Leadership Experience
Enthusiasm/Motivation
Written Communication Skills
Technical Knowledge
Personality
Resume

***Qualities are presented in order of decreasing importance/frequency according to a survey of employers and recruiters.

 

The job market looks very good, especially if a candidate is …

Geographically Mobile – willing to go where the work is located.
Realistic about Job Objectives – knows what skills and interests apply.
Prepared for the Job Search – does employer research and is ready with a great resume and interviewing skills

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