Current Market Trends

Current Market Trends

Prepare Yourself

Stay ahead of the competition by learning about what employers are looking for and what you can do to set yourself apart. Also, find out what jobs are currently needed, how incentives are changing, and what you can do to prepare for entering and working within the current job market.

How your Liberal Arts degree matches skills employers seek

Below are results from survey research conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) in regard to the 2014 Job Outlook

Top Skills and Qualities Employers Seek

  1. Ability to work in a team structure
  2. Ability to make decisions and solve problems
  3. Ability to verbally communicate with persons inside and outside the organization
  4. Ability to obtain and process information
  5. Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work
  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

What New Grads Lack

Communication Skills

writing skills
face-to-face skills  
interview skills  
presentation skills  
phone skills  
overall interpersonal skills

Workplace Skills

a good work ethic
analytical and problem-solving skills
business acumen
initiative
specific computer skills
flexibility
professionalism
independence
patience
willingness to work long hours

Experience