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    1. Career Readiness Ratings Yield Parallels, Differences

      Analysis of first-generation and non-first-generation students’ views of their proficiency in NACE’s career readiness competencies unearthed differences.

    2. Career Readiness Resources

      The National Association of Colleges and Employers developed a definition for career readiness and identified seven competencies associated with career readiness. To assist career services professionals and others working with students in their career development, NACE has gathered these resources, featuring best practices, and samples to support those efforts.

    3. Share Your Career Readiness Resources

      Use this form to share your career readiness resources with other NACE members.

    4. Employers Identify Four “Must Have” Career Readiness Competencies for College Graduates

      When asked to rate the career readiness competencies of college graduates in terms of “essential need,” employers view four as vital, according to results of NACE’s Job Outlook 2016 Spring Update.

    5. Employers: Verbal Communication Most Important Candidate Skill

      When asked to assess candidate skills/qualities, employers rated verbal communications skills the most important, according to NACE's Job Outlook 2016 report.

    6. Promoting Critical Thinking in Students: A Career Center’s Strategy

      Career centers can play a key role in ensuring students translate their higher education experiences into those skills sought by employing organizations. Here’s how Florida State University is helping students recognize and express their critical thinking skills.

    7. Career Readiness Defined

      The career readiness of college graduates is an important issue in higher education, in the labor market, and in the public arena. The National Association of Colleges and Employers developed a definition, based on research among employers, identifying seven competencies associated with career readiness.

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