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What skills do college graduates need to learn before they enter the workplace?

  1. Born2care2001 profile image73
    Born2care2001posted 6 years ago

    What skills do college graduates need to learn before they enter the workplace?

  2. Carolyn2008 profile image80
    Carolyn2008posted 6 years ago

    If they pay attention in college, graduates are provided and taught the basic skills needed to be successful in the workplace. Some skills include:

    Submit assignments on time
    Attention to detail and accuracy
    How to have a friendly and affable personality
    Have a working knowledge of a computer and popular software applications
    Be an independent thinker
    Able to interpret information given to its required use
    A foreign language commonly used in workplace society

  3. Tusitala Tom profile image60
    Tusitala Tomposted 6 years ago

    Need to learn?   No, surely you mean 'desirably to have been learned.'  Some of the most successful people in life never went to college.   Indeed, it has been postulated that this was to their advantage, allowing them to better develop their individuality.   Some of High Schools' worst students have, by dint of initiative and not having been told what is - and is not possible - have gone on to become the world's greats.

    Of course it is desireable to have skills and abilities before one enters the workforce.  But it is far more important to have 'qualities.'

  4. rosika profile image77
    rosikaposted 6 years ago

    communication and the assertiveness are tow of the most important once I guess because these two will help you survive in most kind of job!

  5. mbwalz profile image89
    mbwalzposted 6 years ago

    I would say soft skills. Young people of every generation have to learn that living/working on your own requires the ability to deal with many different personalities, levels of intelligence, and backgrounds.

    They also need to learn that starting at the bottom and working your way up is honorable. Just be cause you were at the top of your class in Business Administration (or whatever) doesn't mean you know everything. It's ok to start out as an assistant or low level employee and learn about the environment as you go.

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    Charlene Marianoposted 6 years ago

    Flexibility should be the first one that college grads learn when they enter the workplace. College is far different from workplace because a work place is a forest with hungry predators who can trample you like a doormat if you don't know how to dance with them.

  7. IJR112 profile image59
    IJR112posted 6 years ago

    They need to learn how important it is to have the right attitude.  Having a positive attitude can quite often overcome any technical deficiencies you might have.  It's hard to give someone a bad worker rating if they are always in a good mood and have a positive attitude towards the tasks they are given.  No one wants to work with a debbie downer.