get hired  

Step 1: Assess

Review your work, and educational and personal experiences to identify the strengths and skills you can offer an employer. Be sure to emphasize these skills on your resume and when speaking to an employer during an interview or networking opportunity.

Skills: The lists below include skills that are highly valued by employers. Review the lists to help you identify potential skills you can highlight on your resume or in an interview.

Step 2: Enhance provides some suggestions to help you add to your current skillset.

The New Foundational Skills of The Digital Economy

Source: Burning Glass

  • Human skills apply social, creative and critical intelligence to problems.
    • Analytical Skills
    • Collaboration
    • Communication
    • Critical Thinking
    • Creativity
  • Digital Building Block Skills are increasingly useful outside traditional digitally-intense job families.
    • Analyzing Data
    • Managing Data
    • Software Development
    • Computer Programming
    • Digital Security & Privacy
  • Business Enabler Skills allow the other skills to be put to work in practical situations.
    • Business Processes
    • Project Management
    • Digital Design
    • Communication Data
Career Exploration

Are you still not sure what type of position you want to seek or industries on which you should focus? There are many occupations that you are likely qualified for, but you may not know much about the industry or the specific job. These resources can help you connect your skills and interests, plus your major, to a potential occupation.

  • MyPlan – A career assessment to connect your personality, interests, skills and values to career options.
  • O*NET – A government resource to explore all career options related to interests, skills, and values, as well as what are some occupations that have a lot of predicted job growth.  
  • What Can I Do With This Major? – A resource that will show you what roles connect with your major and each other, shows the type of employers to focus on, and suggests strategies to finding a job in the field.
  • LinkedIn's Career Explorer – This tool uncovers career paths by matching the skills you obtained during your previous employment to thousands of post-graduation job titles.

Keys to Finding a Post-Graduation Job