Employers shared concerns about business skills new grads need in recent CareerBuilder and CareerRookie.com survey. The survey pointed to 6 business skills area where new grads show a lack of preparation.
Employers share the business skills new grads need
Below is a list of the business skills new grads need and the percentage of employers who feel that new grads need more training in these areas:
Customer service (41 %)
Public relations/communications (22 %)
Business development (21 %)
Sales (21 %)
General office functions (20 %)
Information Technology (18 %)
Knowing employers have concerns about a lack of business skills in these areas should help new grads think ahead about how to demonstrate knowledge in these areas. Any job seeker preparing to launch a job search should definitely have resume and job interview strategy to demonstrate experience in these areas.
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