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College grads: 5 top skills for your resume

November 26th, 2011, 6:00 am ·  · posted by 

Landing a job after graduation is as big a challenge these days as earning the diploma, but there are ways for grads to enhance their chances with a resume that targets the skills employers want most, advises the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Assuming a grad has the basic degree and/or experience employers seek, so-called “soft skills” carry a lot of weight for hiring managers.

“Overall, results show that the ability to work in a team is the number one soft skill employers seek in their new hires.” says Edwin Koc, NACE director of research.

Nearly 80% of employers who participated in NACE’s Job Outlook 2012 survey cited team work as the most important skill they want.

NACE says job candidates need to showcase their ability to work as part of a team in their interactions with employers, on their resume and in the interview as well.

Here are the top soft skills employers told NACE they value on a resume:

  1. Ability to work in a team
  2. Leadership skills
  3. Written communication skills
  4. Problem-solving skills
  5. Strong work ethic

Get more tips on writing a job-winning resume HERE.


Last Modified on November 30, 2011