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

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.

Mark Moyer, a career coach, business strategist and former Colgate tennis player, highlights three communication traits that college athletes hone on the field and can harness in new ways in the workplace.

Click here to read Monica Miller’s complete article published on the NCAA website.

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