Identify and Market Your Skills
Do SJSU students develop the in-demand skills employers are looking for?
The answer is yes!! Below are some examples, take a look.
Skills SJSU Students Develop
Writing Skills: to express oneself clearly through written words.
Communication Skills (verbal): to speak effectively to individuals and groups.
Teamwork Ability: to work well with others and generate group cooperation and support.
Interpersonal Skills: to get along well with and relate to others.
Self-Starter: the ability to take initiative and work effectively without supervision.
Analytical Skills: to examine in detail or to separate data and ideas into their parts.
Flexibility/Adaptability: to adapt to new and changing situations.
Multi-Cultural Skills: to relate to people from diverse backgrounds.
Computer Skills: knowledge of various types of computers, software, and internet applications.
Attention to Detail: to thoroughly accomplish tasks with a concern for all areas.
Problem Solving Ability: to identify the source of a problem and provide a solution.
Organizational Skills: to manage multiple projects or responsibilities effectively.
Global Awareness: to possess an understanding of other cultures.
Critical Thinking Skills: to analyze and evaluate large amounts of information to make decisions about what is most useful.
Creativity/Ability to “think outside the box”: to generate new ideas and concepts and also bring a fresh perspective to a task or project.
Design and Planning Skills: to conceptualize, create, and coordinate all aspects of a project or assignment from start to finish
Top 10 Skills Employers Seek
Communication Skills (written and verbal)
Strong Work Ethic
Problem Solving Ability
NACE Job Outlook, 2010