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Top Skills/Qualities Sought by Employers

The top 10 personal qualities/skills employers seek, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers' Job Outlook survey are listed below. Most of these qualities are direct or indirect byproducts of a good liberal arts education. Which ones do your students possess?

1.  Communication skills (verbal and written)
2.   Honesty/integrity
3.  Teamwork skills (works well with others)
4.  Strong work ethic
5.  Analytical skills
6.  Flexibility/adaptability
7.  Interpersonal skills (relates well to others)
8.  Motivation/initiative
9.  Computer skills
10. Detail-oriented


(Source: http://www.naceweb.org/)