After reviewing more than 100,000 internship and entry-level job opportunities listed by hundreds of organizations, we have consistently found one particular skill described as a desired or required job qualification, across the board. Regardless of the job type, the one qualification or requirement most organizations seek in a candidate is "strong writing and communication skills". Most students have limited work experience and, in general, are not expected to have highly developed functional skills. Employers hire interns and recent college graduates for their potential and their perceived ability to develop skills through training and on-the-job experience. But one quality that most employers expect candidates to possess is the ability to convey information clearly and simply to all the people that the candidate will interact with when they become part of their organization. Effective communication is, therefore, regarded as a vital skill and ability - and is often taken to be an indicator of potential. So find every opportunity to practice your ability to communicate in the classroom, in your papers, presentations and tutorials, in your clubs, through extra-curricular activities and with volunteer work. And for sure, remember that clear, concise, compelling communication can make your cover letters, resume and interviews stand out! Check Zoomdojo Resources to help you create better cover letters and resumes and to shine in your next internship or job interview.
The Most Common Job Qualification Required