How former student-athletes are equipped to fill the No. 1 workforce skills gap

August 31, 2018 no comments ilettered

by Mark Moyer

In a 2018 study, LinkedIn researchers found the No. 1 skills gap across the United States workforce is in communication — soft skills such as collaboration, articulation and receptiveness to feedback.  Knowing these abilities are lacking in the workforce and desired by employers in all professions should give former student-athletes the confidence felt after a big win as you go into a job search. These skills are often acquired and enhanced through the student-athlete experience.

1) Public speaking skills

2) Coachability

3) Teamwork

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