Career Readiness

Success in the workplace requires a combination of skills, competencies, and experience. When recruiting talented engineers, employers assess potential hires by reviewing your application documents and interactions via interviews and events. Based on research by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), ECS spotlights 8 Keys to Career Success. 

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8 Career Keys

Career Key


Critical Thinking Analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems by interpreting facts and exercising reason.
Communication Effectively exchange information and ideas verbally and in writing with a variety of audiences.
Teamwork Build and maintain collaborative relationships to work effectively with others towards common goals while appreciating diverse viewpoints and shared responsibility.
Technology Understand and leverage digital technologies ethically and efficiently to solve problems, complete tasks, and accomplish goals.
Leadership Use empathy to guide others, recognize personal and team strengths, and achieve individual and organizational goals.
Professionalism Understand and demonstrate effective work habits, learn from mistakes, and act in the interest of the larger community.
Career and Self-Development Identify, articulate, and proactively develop knowledge and experiences that promote continuous personal growth and professional success.
Equity & Inclusion Equitably engage and include diverse individual, community, and global viewpoints, and actively take part in anti-racist practices that challenge systems of racism.

ECS is here to help you evaluate and effectively communicate the Career Keys to employers during the hiring process.  Please reach out if you would like assistance connecting your experience to employers' needs.