It’s a given that a good grade point average (GPA) is very important to potential employers. According to the annual Job Outlook survey, many employers say they screen by GPA. But what else do they look for?
Employers considering new college graduates for job openings are looking for leaders who can work as part of team, communicate effectively, and solve problems.
Here are the top 10:
- 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.