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CMNS 122 - Professional Writing II: Introduction

The Value Proposition

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
 

  Skill/Quality Ranking
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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