More than half of employers say they have trouble finding qualified candidates for job openings, according to an exclusive survey commissioned by Marketplace and The Chronicle of Higher Education. The survey asked: "How successful are colleges at producing graduates who are prepared for the workforce?" And while a majority of respondents said that colleges are doing a good job or better, nearly a third of employers said colleges are doing just a "fair" to "poor" job of producing "successful employees."
Employers also said they place more weight on experience, particularly internships and employment, than they do on academic credentials, including college grades and major. Plus, one third of employers place more value on a four-year degree today than they did five years ago.
So, how would you stack up in today's job market?
We've taken survey responses from eight different industries, including healthcare and education, and put them into a simulator. You can use this quiz to gauge how your resume and skill set would fare under the scrutiny of hiring managers today.
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