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Employability Skills Feature Prominently in Top 10 Attributes
Employers Are Seeking in New Graduates

Job Outlook 2020 – National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

ATTRIBUTE % OF RESPONDENTS
Problem-solving skills 91.2%
Ability to work in a team 86.3%
Strong work ethic 80.4%
Analytical/quantitative skills 79.4%
Communication skills (written) 77.5%
Leadership 72.5%
Communication skills (verbal) 69.6%
Initiative 69.6%
Detail-oriented 67.6%
Technical skills 65.7%