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Work Skills Employers Look For

Here are some of the main skills that employers consistently identify as important. Some of these will apply more to the generalist major, while others are more important for the counseling major.

  • Critical thinking and analytic skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of research methodology
  • The ability to apply psychological information to practical problems
  • Ability to assist clients in problem solving and decision making
  • Quantitative data analysis skills
  • Respect of ethical behavior in the treatment of others
  • Diversity skills
  • Leadership skills