Do you know the trend for companies now is to NOT look for fancy degrees, or any degrees at all, but to hire talents who can show they understand the importance of communication skills?
"Looking for a job is like a puzzle. Unfortunately, your college degree is just one piece of that puzzle. It has changed so much."
"It is no longer about just having a resume, look for a job opening, send in the resume, get an interview and get hired, but nowadays there is a lot more that needs to go into it."
"It is very unfortunately that we see some applicants not being able to close that loop and complete their communication skills or whatever that soft skills may be that they are lacking."
"It really comes back to employability and soft skills. You can have the technical ability and a great degree, but there is a disconnect between how job seekers are presenting themselves, and what employers are trying to raise the awareness to job seekers as to what they see as important."
"A company may have one opening but with 30 applicants. So they winnow down to three people that they will interview. You want to do everything you can beyond the regular resume to be one of the three."