Every year there are about 100 million graduating students globally. You are no longer one in a million, you are one in a 100 million!
In 2016, PayScale surveyed 63,924 managers on what they felt were the skills that graduating students lacked:
- 46% said that young workers would do well to hone their communication skills
- 36% of the managers said that the graduates needed to work on their interpersonal skills
- 44% of managers reported that the graduates lacked leadership qualities
In the same survey, PayScale found that of all the students they interviewed, about 25% felt that were “extremely prepared” for their new jobs while only 8% of the managers felt that they were.
There exists a clear gap between the skills graduating students have developed, and those they need to succeed at their new job and in life. Adding the high competition that exists due to high demand but less supply of jobs, what can students do to stand out?