Crucial Skills Young Adults Need to Get Hired

Show Notes

Top grades from a top college are less important to employers than soft skills like people skills, creativity, love of learning, and problem-solving.

Soft skills employers look for in young adults

Dr. Jordan describes the qualities that Owners & CEOs of successful companies tell him they are most interested in when hiring young people: people skills, past experiences where fully engaged in some interest, love of learning & willingness to learn, creative & out-of-the-box thinkers, problem-solvers, and a history of overcoming adversity.

Soft skills that employers value today

Soft skills that employers value today: communication skills, respect, teamwork, collaboration, and conflict management, self-discipline, integrity, dependability and hardworking, good at taking initiative and self-starting, self-motivated, empathy and sensitivity, creative and out-of-the-box thinkers.

Right brain thinking is most valued in today’s workplace

Dr. Jordan describes information from Daniel Pink’s book, A Whole new Mind. Historically, the importance of the right side of the brain and the way of thinking it represents has been undervalued. As we move from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age, Right-Directed Thinking  that is more creative, holistic, and  intuitive is becoming more and more important.

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Why your 20s are so VALUABLE in setting the tone for the rest of your life

Relisten to Dr. Jordan’s podcast from 10-7-21 The good, the bad, and the ugly about being in your twenties to learn about the value of developing identity capitol during your teen and 20s years. 

Focus more on soft skills vs grades and ACHIEVEMENTS

Parents need to value these soft skills more highly than just focusing on grades and piling up activities just to fill up a college application.

To learn more about life lessons that will allow young women to rise to their potential, read Dr. Jordan’s books, Letters from My Grandfather: Timeless Wisdom for a Life Worth Living and, She Leads: A Practical Guide for Raising Girls Who Advocate, Influence, and Lead

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