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A Recent analysis by Bryant & Stratton College, with help from Wakefield Research, report that a reality gap exists among U.S. adults age 18 to 34 regarding soft skills and employment.
Based on the research, 18 to 34 year olds do not understand the importance of soft skills such as:
- Proper attire
- Problem solving
Their findings indicate that:
- Only 16% of the 18- to 34-year-olds surveyed see such skills as necessary for career advancement.
- To the contrary, 93% of U.S. employers say soft skills are “weighed more heavily” when vetting job candidates – much more so than a candidate’s college academic credentials.
This latest research data indicates that college advisory boards are on the right track in demanding soft skills curriculum become a necessary part of a student’s education.
The complete article on the Bryant & Stratton College and Wakefield Research findings can be found.
Information provided by Joanie Johnston – Career Services Advisor at IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs.