5 skills young professionals should master

There’s good news and bad news for the Class of 2023. The positive: Employers plan to hire 14.7% more new college graduates this year than they did in 2022, according to NACE’s Job Outlook 2023 report. The bad news: A large majority of college coursework doesn’t teach the soft skills that many workers need, and a lack of internship opportunities during the pandemic puts new grads behind the curve on experience in a collaborative work environment.

By Mary Willis
Mary Willis Executive Director