What are Employers Looking for in a Strong Applicant?
You’ve worked hard, picked the right major, and maintained a good GPA. But, when it comes to creating a resume that will stand out from the competition, you also need to demonstrate other skills and abilities that are not necessarily available in the classroom.
Check out the
top 10 non-academic skills and qualities that employers value and
demand of their future employees:
- Ability to work in a team
- Written communication skills
- Problem-solving skills
- Strong work ethic
- Analytical/quantitative skills
- Technical skills
- Verbal communication skills
- Computer skills
How much influence do these skills have on your chances of getting an interview and landing a job?
Here’s how employers ranked those skills and abilities:
Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers.