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36% of Employers Say Specific/Technical Skills Most Important for Grads to Possess

Steven Rothberg AvatarSteven Rothberg
April 18, 2014

Most Important Skills for Grads to PossessThe largest portion (36 percent) of employers recently surveyed said that specific/technical skills related to the job were the most important.

In the survey conducted among 100 human resources professionals in early April by global outplacement and coaching consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., the employers also stated that soft skills like ability to work within a team and communication skills are also among the most important for graduates to possess. Ability to work in a team environment was selected by 14 percent of respondents.  Surprisingly, having strong written/verbal communication skills was selected by just 8.0 percent or respondents, and problem solving was the most important skill for just 4.0 percent.


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