A Diploma Doesn't Always Mean a Grad Is Prepared for the Workplace!!!

Submitted Tue, 05/27/2014 - 6:51am by BossFrog

Every day during the spring, colleges graduate thousands of young people whose mission now is to find a job.

According to a survey of close to 3,000 job seekers and human resource professionals, these new grads have their work cut out for them.

What research and consulting firm Millennial Branding and career network Beyond.com heard back from nearly three out of four hiring managers is that schools only "somewhat" prepared their former students for the careers they pursued.

Thirty-six percent of HR managers believe the grads are not prepared at all, while six in ten graduates actually looking for work claim college left them unprepared for the next phase of their lives.

Apparently, 65 percent of hiring managers don't take a lot of stock in where a young applicant got their degree.

What's important to 84 percent of them is that job seekers demonstrate a positive attitude while 43 percent want a new hire who fits comfortably with their company's culture.

Other things hiring managers desire in an applicant are the ability to make decisions, solve problems and demonstrate good verbal communication skills.