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What Employers Want from Grads
Michael Bou, Christine Bongar,
Sean Robbins, & Brittany Parr
Colorado Mesa University
Time Management
January 10, 2014
Definition
Why is it important?
Techniques
Bibliography
Ray, L. (n.d.). The Effect of Employee Attitude on Productivity in the Workplace. Global Post. Retrieved January 6, 2014, from http://everydaylife.globalpost.com/effect-employee-attitude-productivity-workplace-3168.html

Recruiting Specialist. (n.d.). What Do Employers Want from Their Employees?. America's Job Exchange. Retrieved January 8, 2014, from http://www.americasjobexchange.com/career-advice/what-employers-want



Organization
Norwood, B. & Briggeman, B. (n.d.). Assessing the College Graduate: How Employers Measure Graduates’ Possession of General Skills. Retrieved January 6, 2013, from http://asp.okstate.edu/baileynorwood/Misc1/filesnb/MethAtt.pdf
According to 1,709 CEO's
Collaboration
Working to create
Essential for organizational change
Power in diversity
Communication
Conciseness
Have a complete message
Communication Channel
Be transparent
Creativity
Needs to be continuous
Innovative
Without boarders
Flexibility
Result focused
Using time to your advantage
Adapt to new settings
Acquire new knowledge
Managing multiple priorities
Positive Attitude
Maintain a positive attitude
Tackle all projects with a straightforward manner
Sensitive issues are discussed in private
Promote team spirit and good morale
A joy to be around and work with
To have a good outlook on company as a whole
Voice your opinions to higher management
Learn to say "NO"
Ask for help
Prioritize
Set time tables
Learn ways to handle stress
Interviewing
Research in advance
Importance of timing and attitude
How and when to share
Be optimistic
Ask questions
"What skills are you looking for from a new hire?"
"How does one professionally advance in this company?"
Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
Problem-solving tools
Brainstorming
Root Cause Analysis
Decision Matrix
Offer insights and opinions
It is acceptable to ask
NDT Resource Center. (n.d.). Problem-Solving Skills. Retrieved January 7, 2014, from http://www.ndt-ed.org/TeachingResources/ClassroomTips/Problem-solving.htm
Georgia Virtual Learning College. (n.d.). Organizational Skills. Retrieved January 7, 2014, from http://lor.gvtc.org/uploads/SEA121/Organization.pdf
Why is time management important. (n.d.). Career Success for Newbies. Retrieved January 7, 2014, from http://www.career-success-for-newbies.com/why-is-time-management-important.html
Global Oriented
Big picture
Understand role
Intercultural skills

O'Shaughnessy, Lynn. N.p.. Web. 9 Jan 2014. <http://www.cbsnews.com/news/what-employers-want-in-college-grads/>.
Sternberg, Robert J.. "Giving Employers What They Don't Really Want." The Chronicle of Higher Eduction. N.p., 17 Jun 2013. Web. 9 Jan 2014. <http://chronicle.com/article/Giving-Employers-What-They/139877>.
Hart, P.. N.p.. Web. 9 Jan 2014. <http://www.aacu.org/leap/students/employerstopten.cfm>.
Kruse, K. (2012, December 26). Top 4 Traits of "Future Proof" Employees, According to 1,709 CEOs.
Forbes
. Retrieved January 9, 2014, from http://www.forbes.com/sites.kevinkruse/2012/12/26/ibm-ceo-study/
Summary
The characteristics the employers are looking for in college graduates are as follows: time management, positive attitude, collaboration, communication, creativity, flexibility, global orientation, problem solving, organization, and interviewing.
Businessinsider.com. (n.d.) Hiring Managers' Assessment of Recent Grad Candidates Vs. Students' Self-Assessment. Retrieved January 9, 2013 from http://static6.businessinsider.com/image/52727c2beab8ea060e7d3d0d-728-947/screen%20shot%202013-10-31%20at%2011.43.33%20am.png
Goman, D. C. (n.d.). 7 Insights for Collaborating in the Workplace. Retrieved January 7, 2014, from http://www.reliableplant.com/Read/23929/7-insights-collaboration-workplace
The characteristics the employers are looking for in college graduates are as follows: time management, positive attitude, collaboration, communication, creativity, flexibility, global orientation, problem solving, organization, and interviewing.
Our Purpose
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