In a 1949 address to Smith College, Eleanor Roosevelt said “How well prepared are we to live in a world that has constantly grown smaller and where we must rub shoulders with people of different cultures, of completely different customs and habits and religions, who live under different legal systems, whose languages are different?” Her question of the preparedness of young people in the work force is still relevant today, and the answer is that some may not be as well prepared as they should be. Today’s job market requires a variety of skills that will allow professionals to work in a context wider than just their own field.
What does this mean for current students? Experts recommend beefing up the skills portion of a resume with college courses that reflect skills that most other applicants are missing. The job market today is exceptionally competitive, and possessing experience in a few vital skills could make the difference between you and another candidate.
Check out some types of classes that can give you a little boost on your resume after the jump!