Career Ready

What qualities do employers look for in candidates? 

Of course, the first thing they look for is the ability to do the work required. They also look for "soft skills" or qualities. Being able to demonstrate that you have these skills could be the difference in getting the job or not. 

Online Workshops


  Employers are looking for graduates who have developed and can apply the    
  following eight competencies.  The JPRC can help you highlight these skills in your
  job search.


  1. Critical ThinkingCritical Thinking/Problem Solving
    Use knowledge, facts and data to solve problems and make decisions.

  2. TeamworkTeamwork/Collaboration 
    Build relationships through shared responsibility, empathy and respect.

  3. Oral WrittenOral/Written Communication Skills
    Express thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively both in writing and verbally to a variety of audiences.

  4. Digital TechnologyDigital Technology
    Use technology to solve problems and accomplish goals.

  5. LeadershipLeadership
    Guide/motivate team, organize priorities and delegate tasks.

  6. ProfessionalismProfessionalism/Work Ethic
    Demonstrate personal accountability, integrity and effective work habits.

  7. Career ManagementCareer Management
    Use skills, strengths and interests to navigate and explore job options.

  8. Global FluencyGlobal/Intercultural Fluency
    Working with people from different cultures and different points of view than your own.


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