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The Real Reason College Grads Can’t Get Hired?

rear-view-of-students-wearing-graduation-capsTime Magazine reports on research suggesting that the main reason new college grads aren’t being hired is for lack of “soft skills.” From the article:

“It’s because college kids today can’t do math, one line of reasoning goes. Or they don’t know science. Or they’re clueless about technology, aside from their myriad social-media profiles. These are all good theories, but the problem with the unemployability of these young adults goes way beyond a lack of STEM skills. As it turns out, they can’t even show up on time in a button-down shirt and organize a team project.

The technical term for navigating a workplace effectively might be soft skills, but employers are facing some hard facts: the entry-level candidates who are on tap to join the ranks of full-time work are clueless about the fundamentals of office life.”

Read the full report here.