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Skills Employers Look For In Recent Grads

By: JobGet
Jun 12, 2020 • 2 min read

What Skills & Qualities Do Employers Want From Recent Graduates? 

Congratulations to the recent grads! Now that you have a degree, it’s time to look for a job. It’s time to test your talents. Employers vary on what kind of skills they look for in recent grads depending on the job! Therefore, if you are looking for entry-level employment, please continue reading to understand these skills and how to master them.

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Many hiring managers use behavioral interview questions to assess the problem-solving ability of job seekers. You don’t need work experience to prove that you are a problem solver. Consider a time when you were active, innovative, or highly responsive to solving challenges. Giving examples to your potential employer is a great way to showcase your strengths. 

Work Ethic

Work ethic is an essential skill that all recent grads should try and posses. No matter what job or occupation you are engaged in after graduation, your employer hopes you have a strong sense of professionalism and ethics. You need to understand that performing duties at work is not just about salary. The company wants to maintain a well-respected reputation. Show up to work on-time and act with integrity.

Oral and Written Communication

In today’s technological age, quickly sending a text to your friends or family may not contain the correct grammar, which in turn may cause your written or verbal communication skills to decline. Another way in which communication skills may decrease is the lack of face-to-face conversations. Although proficiency in digital technology is necessary for many professions, technology should not be used as the only means of communication. This reduces the quality of face-to-face conversations in the workplace. 

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Leadership is a key skill that employers look for in all recent grads. Once you have determined your strengths and standards of excellence, you can develop your leadership style around these qualities. Once you hone your leadership style, you must begin to create self-reinforcing behaviors and practices. When people see that you are full of enthusiasm and care about the work they are doing, they will also be excited about their work. By establishing this positive culture, productivity and workflow will be improved. Also, seeing a lack of enthusiasm and passion can harm workplace culture.


An organization is the sum of individual efforts when all members work together. This synergy and the spirit of bundling the organization together, is vital to any company. Try to get along with other team members and focus on collaboration. Showing that you can be a great team player will make your employer think highly of you, and be confident in your abilities to get the job done. 

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