matching skills to work

Posted : May 6, 2008
Last Updated : March 16, 2015

matching skills to work

The Job Outlook report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers shows that the ideal candidate is well-rounded with a strong work ethic and solid communication skills, which includes written and verbal communication.

Some of the top skills employers want their employees to have:

  • Communication skills
  • Teamwork skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Analytical skills

These are in addition to the computer and technical requirements of most jobs. If you want to see how you stack up, take a skills test.

The Kuder Skills Confidence Assessment analyzes your current skill level for various work-related tasks. After completion, you will receive a report that suggests how to proceed with career exploration in each of the clusters based on your results. The Kuder Career Planning System is offered in conjuntion with a number of state-sponsored programs throughout the United States.

ACT's WorkKeys® system assesses the skills needed for specific jobs and tests those areas. If your school doesn't offer the tests, find a testing site near you. WorkKeys assessment scores also serve as the basis for the National Career Readiness Certificate, an easily understood and universally valued workforce credential. By qualifying for one of three certification levels, you demonstrate your initiative and confirm your skills for potential employers and possible college internships.

Source: ACT's News You Can Use


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