Every year the National Association of Colleges and Employers compiles a list of the attributes employers most look for when hiring. In 2016 the top 10 skills are leadership, ability to work in a team, written communication, problem-solving, verbal communication, work ethic, initiative, quantitative analysis, flexibility & adaptability, and technical knowledge. These are all transferable skills that many PhD students develop over the course of their graduate study.
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- Transferable Skills for Job Seekers
- Transferring Your Skills to a Non-Academic Job Setting
- Reframing Doctoral Skills
- University of Michigan Transferable Skills
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- How to Land a Nonprofessor Position after Grad School
- PhDs Do Have Transferable Skills
- Exploring Your Skills
- The Academic Side Hustle
- Recasting Yourself for Non-Academic Jobs
- Oh, The Things You Can Do!