Top Skills Employers Most Want in 2017 Graduates


  1. Ability to work in a team
  2. Problem-solving skills
  3. Communication (written)
  4. Strong work ethic
  5. Communication (verbal)
  6. Leadership
  7. Initiative
  8. Analytical/quantitative
  9. Flexibility/adaptability
  10. Detail-oriented
  11. Interpersonal skills (relates well to others)

Source: Job Outlook 2017, National Association of Colleges and Employers

Page Updated 11.22.2017