Why Interview Skills Matter—and How Your Students Can Get Them

Year after year, the list of skills employers want from new graduates is growing. But there’s one important skill every grad has to master before they can use any skill on the job: their interview skills.

Can Your Students Talk a Good Talk?

Great interviewers are hard to find these days. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), strong verbal communication skills are consistently in the top 10 attributes employers look for in new hires.

But sources like Forbes have found year after year that large percentages of new graduates lack communication and public speaking skills. And that lack often surfaces during the interview process.

Employers aren’t the only ones feeling shaky about new grads’ interview skills. According to the iCIMS 2019 report, only 35% of university students are confident their interview skills could get them the job they want. The vast majority aren’t so sure.

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