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Employers prioritize soft skills

From the St. John’s Telegram:

Adi Rosin was CEO of a high-tech company with a New York office looking to hire engineers – and he wanted the best for the growing firm. He selected the applicants who attended the top schools and with the highest academic standing, but when they arrived for the job interviews, something was missing.

“I screened for the brightest of the crop – they all had one or two degrees from the finest schools in the world – but I came out of those interviews really saddened,” Rosin says.

“Something was failing these guys. They were brilliant people, and they could write phenomenal code. But if I had asked them to interact with other team members, or write an e-mail to obtain a response, it would have been a disaster.”

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