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What Employers Seek in a Person Straight Out of College

One of the most important questions that cross a grad's mind who's straight out of college is "Will I get my desired job?"

Don't worry, we got you covered! Below written are some of the most important skills that employers seek in students who recently completed their graduation.

1. Communication Skills - Poor communication skills can lead to misunderstandings and frustration. That is exactly why you need to have good communication skills. It is one of the most skills you need, that will help you in every field and not just in your work. Verbal communication skills are ranked first among a job candidate’s ‘must-have skills and qualities. According to a 2018 survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

2. Team Management Skills - Team management is a manager or organization’s ability to lead a group of people in accomplishing a task or common goal. Not only is it crucial for employee engagement, but it can also improve productivity, which ultimately contributes to business growth and economic benefits. Having good team management skills is important to handle projects, communicate effectively and lead the members of your team.

3. Leadership Skills - Giving students leadership skills is what enables them to pursue their goals. It provides them with the confidence to take action, regardless of whether or not they know that such actions will indeed be successful. Leadership skills are crucial in every aspect of life and help you evolve as a good leader in life. A good team leader has good communication skills, time management skills, effective decision-making skills, is confident, and inspiring.

4. Technical Skills - There are several reasons why technical skills are important for your work. They help you work more efficiently and boost your confidence at the same time. Cloud computing, video production, and artificial design are some of the important technical skills that one must know.

5. Problem-Solving Skills - Problem solvers can observe, judge, and act quickly when difficulties arise when they inevitably do. Furthermore, they are never afraid to face any obstacle and are not relying on anyone.

6. Analytical Skills - Analytical skills are the ability to collect information and to thoroughly analyze that information. They refer to problem-solving skills and making a decision based on insights drawn from the collected information. Having good attention to detail, observing, listening carefully, and researching skills are tough, but something every individual should own.

Having these skills is significant because they display your capacity as an employee and make you a right fit for a particular job.

~Diya Grewal


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