Soft skills invaluable for new grads
It’s easy to forget with all the talk of majors in the media, but soft skills matter far more to employers when hiring new grads — with oral and written communication skills at the top of the list.
“When you look at the most listed skills, both hard and soft ones, almost all are soft skills,” said Sara Johnson, employer and alumni relations manager at Concordia College. “These are really people skills. Employers are looking for a good quality candidate with problem solving abilities who can be creative, who can be analytical and who can take that information and articulate it.”