This fall The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) released a report of the skills employers are looking for in their new hires from the class of 2013. There have been some shifts from the reports in 2011 and 2012. A full copy of the report may be found on their website: http://www.naceweb.org/s10242012/skills-abilities-qualities-new-hires/
REMEMBER employers really like to see how you sell your skills to them in your resume, cover letter and most importantly, in your interview. Regardless of your experience (clubs or activities on campus, work study, summer jobs, waiter/waitress, etc.) you acquire skills that can be transferred. Don’t be afraid to tell stories and provide examples and make your experience come alive. If your resume is coming up blank, it’s time to get involved, volunteer and get a part time job so you can build some experiences.
As a reminder, The Career Center is happy to help you with a resume/cover letter review during our walk-in “Quick Question” hours. Be sure to take advantage of our mock interviews before you have a real job/internship interview.
-Fred Burke, Executive Director