Career Checklist: Assess Your Students’ Skills

Career Readiness
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Getting a job: it’s top of mind for most soon-to-be graduates. However, to get that job, students need to enter the workforce with the skills employers want.

But how closely are the skills your students have—or think they have—aligned with what employers are really looking for?

73% of employers said it was very or somewhat difficult finding qualified candidates.

Additional research shows employers want both discipline-specific knowledge, plus soft skills, like leadership, self-management and the ability to think critically and communicate effectively.

Using research from both the National Association of Colleges and Employers and Forbes Magazine, we developed a career-readiness checklist you can use to assess your students.

Look for instances where students are aligned with what employers want—and where any skill gaps can be addressed.

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For more on what it takes to get students ready for post-graduation life, check out our full section of Career-Readiness content.