Additional skills required for college grads

By: Together Abroad 02-12-2014 10:27 AM
Categories: Education news,

A university degree is great for job opportunities but employers want graduates with additional skills.

Statistics from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York revealed that the unemployment rate for recent college graduates — which was down from 7% in 2011— remains above historical standards at 5%. Also, about 46% of recent college graduates are in jobs that do not necessarily require degrees in comparison with about 35% for all college graduates.

“In the end you have to put some kind of applied point on your pencil in order to get through the door. These are the handholds and footholds that allow you to move around and start climbing new angles in the job market”, stated Anthony Carnevale, director of Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce to the Wall Street Journal.

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