Spotlight for Career Services ProfessionalsApril 3, 2013
What makes an ideal job candidate? Of course, top candidates need to have the requisite major and GPA, and relevant work experience, but it’s their soft skills that make them ideal.
In terms of the skills that differentiate candidates, employers responding to NACE’s Job Outlook 2013 say they want good communicators who can make decisions and solve problems while working effectively as part of a team.
Following are the top-10 skills and qualities employers seek in their job candidates:
The Top-10 Candidate Skills/Qualities Employers Seek
Source: Job Outlook 2013, National Association of Colleges and Employers
See the infographic titled “Employers Rate Candidate Skills/Qualities".
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