What Students Need to Know:
Communication is integral to career skills, course skills, and community engagement. Regardless of your career path communications skills which includes but are not limited to critical thinking, public speaking, collaboration, and relationship building have been identified as important to the growing digital economy.
Desirable Skills for Employers:
As of 2020, the 11 most desirable skills hiring managers looked for in candidates were:
- Communication Skills
- Leadership Skills
- Teamwork Skills
- Interpersonal Skills
- Learning/adaptability Skills
- Self-management Skills
- Organizational Skills
- Computer Skills
- Problem-Solving Skills
- Strong work ethic
This list was compiled by the Indeed Editorial Team, 2020.
What does this mean for you?
Regardless of whether you are majoring in communication, computer science, nutrition, sociology, etc. being able to effectively communicate and present to an intended audience and a group of stakeholders is important. This website provides resources to help you build this transferable skills while you are still a student so that you can bring them with you upon entering the workforce.
This website will help you work towards strengthening these aforementioned desirable skills by providing resources related to:
- Adapting Presentations for Audiences
- Group Work and Conflict
- Designing PowerPoints and Presentation Aids
- Online Delivery tips
Interested in Digging Deeper?
See Lumen Learning’s Benefits of Public Speaking