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Are You Career Ready?

Career readiness is the attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace.

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Practice sound reasoning and analytical skills to make decisions and overcome problems
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Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly to a variety of audiences and employ effective public speaking skills
collaboration
Build collaborative relationships with coworkers and be able to work well in a team environment
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Leverage existing digital technologies ethically and efficiently to complete tasks; demonstrate effective adaptability to new technologies
leadership
Utilize the strengths of others to achieve common goals; use interpersonal skills to develop and motivate others
professional work ethic
Exhibit effective work habits such as punctuality, working productively, personal accountability, integrity, and ethical behavior
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Identify skills, strengths, knowledge, experiences, and areas of growth related to career goals; navigate job options and pursue opportunities
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Demonstrate openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity, and the ability to interact respectfully with all people; understand individuals’ differences

 

Get Career Ready!

Self Assessments

You can use these self-assessments to evaluate your current progress and identify goals for further development:

Career Readiness Self-Assessment
Career Readiness Competencies and Your Resume or CV
Career Readiness Competencies and Common Interview Questions

Experiential Learning

 

Visit our Gaining Experience section to learn top 5 ways students develop career competencies.

 

National Association of Colleges and Employers: Learn more about NACE and the definition of Career Readiness and Competencies