Are you Career Ready?
The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) is committed to supporting students in their journey to become "career ready" and prepared for the world of work. Toward that end, USG has developed the following list of career readiness competencies which reflect the key skills employers seek today. These nine competencies are adapted from best practices and recommendations developed by the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE). Students are encouraged to seek experiences both in and out of the classroom which will help to develop these competencies over time. The development of these "skill sets", in addition to completion of a college degree and participation in meaningful experiential learning experiences, will help students become prepared, competitive, and ready to thrive in the world of work.
College to Career Ready:
9 Competencies for Success
Skills Employers Seek
What skills do employers seek in job candidates? According to the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE), employers seek the skills below listed in order of importance.*
Attributes Employers Seek on a Candidate's Resume
|Ability to work in a team||78.0%|
|Problem solving skills||77.3%|
|Communication skills (written)||75.0%|
|Strong work ethic||72.0%|
|Communication skills (verbal)||70.5%|
|Interpersonal skills (relates well to others)||58.3%|
|Strategic planning skills||37.9%|
|Fluency in a foreign language||4.5%|