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Learn About the Soft Skills Employers Want, How to Build Them, and How to Show Them Off

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The job market is intense and competitive, and you need to find ways to differentiate yourself from the other candidates that are applying for the jobs that you want. How are you going to do this? You need to show that you have the skills that employers want.

Why Soft Skills Matter

Regardless of the type of role you’re applying for, employers want to hire candidates who not only have the technical skills necessary for a role, but also soft skills that will allow the candidate to contribute to the organization successfully. A recent study by Career Builder showed that 77% of employers say that soft skills are just as important as technical skills.

What Are Soft Skills?

College Career Advice Roundup: Interview Edition

Seelio Career Advice Round Up Interview Edition

You’ve heard lots of advice before about how to do well in a job interview, some of it very helpful, and some of it downright awful! You’re probably left with as many questions as answers. What should you bring with you to the interview? How should you follow up with your interviewer? What kinds of questions should you be ready to answer?

Not to worry! Seelio to the rescue. We’ve scoured the web to pull together Seelio-approved resources that answer these questions, and many more. Welcome to the College Career Advice Roundup: Interview Edition!

How to Impress Employers with Your Study Abroad Experience

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Are you struggling to understand how your study abroad can help you stand out in your job search, or how to talk about it with employers? Your experience abroad can be a big asset when you’re applying for jobs and internships. But what do employers see as the value of your study abroad experience?

To answer this question, the Collegiate Employment Research Institute (CERI) at Michigan State University reached out to employers to find out what differentiated recent hires with international experience from those without international experience. From their research, more than 50% of the employers surveyed reported that recent hires with international experience excelled in these three areas:

  • Interacting with people who hold different interests, values, or perspectives
  • Understanding cultural differences in the workplace
  • Adapting to situations of change

Additionally, 45% of these employers said that hires with international experience also excelled in gaining new knowledge from experiences.

SO WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU?

Employers recognize that your study abroad has given you valuable skills. But there’s a catch. In order for your experience abroad to help you in your job search, you first need to clearly understand what you got out of the experience, and how it can be an asset in the workplace.

Here are 3 steps to help: