2018 Skills Employers Seek

Employers rate these skills in order of importance:

  1. Ability to work in a team and problem-solving skills (tied for first)
  2. Communication (written)
  3. Leadership
  4. Strong work ethic
  5. Analytical and quantitative skills
  6. Communication (verbal)
  7. Initiative
  8. Detail-oriented
  9. Flexibility and adaptability
  10. Technical skills

Source: Job Outlook 2018, National Association of Colleges and Employers NACE