National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
Survey,Employers Rate the Importance of Candidate Skills/Qualities
Project Information Literacy Research Report: "Learning Curve" | 16 October 2012 | Alison J. Head
RESEARCH SPONSORED BY THE INSTITUTE OF MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES (IMLS) AND CONDUCTED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE BERKMAN CENTER FOR INTERNET AND SOCIETY AT HARVARD
|1||Ability to work in a team structure||4.60|
|2||Ability to verbally communicate with people inside and outside the organization||4.59|
|3||Ability to make decisions and solve problems||4.49|
|4||Ability to obtain and process information||4.46|
|5||Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work||4.45|
|6||Ability to analyze quantitative data||4.23|
|7||Possession of technical knowledge related to the job||4.23|
|8||Proficiency with computer software programs||4.04|
|9||Ability to create and/or edit written reports||3.65|
|10||Ability to persuade or influence others||3.51|
NACE survey n = 244 US Employers. 5-point scale, where 1 = Not important, 2 = Not very important, 3 = Somewhat important, 4 = Very important, and 5 = Extremely important.
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