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What employers want from job applicants

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Aside from technical skills acquired through education and training, employers seek applicants with “soft skills” above all else.

Communication skills  94%

Critical thinking skills  73%

Previous work experience  52%

Social media/digital skills  23%

Leadership skills  23%

Source: Society for Human Resource Management survey, November 2014

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