You Have Graduated! It’s Time To Give Some Serious Thought To Your Career
You worked hard throughout your life. You excelled at academics and graduated with flying colors, but your struggle isn’t quite over yet. In fact, you will now have to give some serious thought to your career if you want equally impressive results in your job career. But tackling the job career goals isn’t quite the same as your academics. It’s completely different when it comes to career competency. Obviously, everybody thinks they are competent, but the reality can be quite the opposite.
It matters less what you would rate your career competency. What an employer thinks of your competency is what matters the most. Not to mention, students often regard their skills as highly exceptional and that often falls short of what their employers expected. Let’s take a look at the statistics of 8 competencies that will define whether you are ready for some serious career growth.
In a career, your work ethic will speak volumes about how professional you are.
Have you been a speaker or a host at any school festival? Expressing yourself or speaking fluently in front of an audience is quite a skill. A whopping 79.4% of students rated themselves proficient in this, whereas only 41.6% of employers found that to be the case when it comes to recruitment/job vacancies.
Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
Leaders have to have a certain charisma that can motivate the team in moving through hurdles to achieve success. 70.5% of students believe they have what it takes to be a leader. However, only 33% of employers had the same belief about recruitment.
Students who are proficient in handling modern devices and technologies are usually preferred by employers. About 59.9% of students think they know what there’s to know about digital technologies. But, 65.8% of employers believe that the new grads have what it takes to be at the forefront of digital technology.
Career management skills are also equally important. Being new recruits, only 40.9% of students rated themselves as proficient in career management. However, 17.3% of employers think the same about new graduates.
Working in a new place will teach you a lot about new cultural experiences. Roughly about 34.9% of students believe themselves to be culturally fluent, whereas only 20.7% of employers feel the same way. To learn more about such interesting trends in recruitment, visit Reecruit.