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Skills Employers Want to See

A lot of people think that only paid work experience belongs on a resume. Those people are wrong. Your resume can include any experiences in which you develop the skills that employers want to see. Maybe you hone communication skills as the president of a student club. You learn how to fundraise when you volunteer with the American Cancer Society. You develop leadership skills as a chairperson in your sorority. Whatever it is, it counts!

Ways to get engaged

Join a club, run for student government, play an intramural sport, volunteer in the community, study abroad for a semester ... there's truly something for everyone. Getting engaged on campus is a great way to develop your skills while connecting with a community of others who enjoy the same things you do. Check out the links in the right-hand column to see what's out there for you.

Skills that translate

When employers across all industries were surveyed about what they look for in a job applicant, they listed skills that are transferable - meaning that you might learn them in a club or in the classroom, and then apply them later to your career. Here's the list:

  1. Ability to verbally communicate with persons inside and outside the organization
  2. Ability to work in a team structure
  3. Ability to make decisions and solve problems
  4. Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work
  5. Ability to obtain and process information
  6. Ability to analyze quantitative data
  7. Technical knowledge related to the job
  8. Proficiency with computer software programs
  9. Ability to create and/or edit written reports
  10. Ability to sell or influence others

Job Outlook 2013, National Association of Colleges and Employers

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