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10 Skills Employers Seek, Regardless of Position

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Worried that you lack necessary experience, background or knowledge to help you secure a target position? Stop. Research shows that as the world of work transforms, employers seek candidates with a specific set of skills rather than specific majors or experiences. Although field-related knowledge may be required for some roles, what employers really want -- especially from recent graduates -- are skills that show you'll bring value in addressing real-world challenges.

Key findings of the 2018 Future of Jobs report released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) indicate that demand will increase for proficiency in new technology as well as human skills such as problem-solving, creativity and persuasion. So if you are a college student wondering how to ensure a smooth transition from academia to the workforce, show employers you are already a person who has what the workforce of the future demands.

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