Do You Know What Employers Want? (And Do Your Skills Match?) [Infographic]

Employers are hiring.

In fact, about half of the more than 600 employers we surveyed last month say they plan to hire more over the next 12 months than the previous year. And, with the number of baby boomers retiring, there simply are not enough qualified candidates to fill open positions—especially when it comes to management and leadership opportunities.

This is great news for jobseekers like you! If you’re considering a career change or are looking for your first job, you’ll be happy to hear that employers aren’t only concerned with technical skills. They’re also looking for transferable skills which can help indicate a candidate’s potential to develop on the job.

Check out the infographic below to discover what skills employers desire most in their employees and how your own skills match up.

what employers want

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Molly Andersen is the Senior Strategic Communications and Brand Engagement Manager at Collegis Education. She's a passionate storyteller who believes in the power of education. Molly is responsible for creating content that educates, engages and inspires current, past and future students at Rasmussen College.

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