Employers Identify Four Vital Career Readiness Competencies

05.03.2016
HR & Safety

When asked to rate the career readiness competencies of college graduates in terms of “essential need,” employers regarded four competencies as vital, according to a new report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
NACE’s Job Outlook 2016 Spring Update survey found that employers deemed their top four competencies—critical thinking/problem solving, professionalism/work ethic, teamwork, and communications skills—to be between “essential” and “absolutely essential” in the college graduates they are looking to hire.
NACE’s seven career readiness competencies represent the skills, experiences, and attributes that broadly prepare students for a successful transition into the workforce.
These results are consistent with those posted a year ago, indicating that these competencies are virtual “must haves.”
Core Competencies for College Grads

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