Bridge That Gap Summary

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In the article “Bridge That Gap” by Chegg it breaks down the different viewpoints that college graduates and hiring managers have on graduates being able to find a job. The many skills college graduates believe they need in order to find a job aren’t as important to the hiring managers. I believe this article has helped me in knowing what I need to do to make my application stick out above everyone else’s. The first part of this article that interests me is the Student Skill Index. The second part of this article that interests me is What Matters to Hiring Managers. The third part of the article which interest me is Office Street Smarts. The first part of the article that interested me was the student skill index. This article section will …show more content…
This article section will explain what skills most hiring managers would like to see in recent graduates. Most hiring managers will want the recent graduates to have some skills in order to be hired in to their field of study. The article states “93% of hiring managers want to see that the graduates they hire have demonstrated the initiative lead” (Chegg 3). This tells me that hiring managers want to see what activities you have learned before graduating and how well you applied it to your field of study. Also most hiring managers will want you to have some experience in your field of study. This article section then goes on to say that “91% of hiring managers hope to see that applicants they hire have participated in extracurricular activities related to their field of study” (Chegg 3). Meaning that hiring managers would like recent graduates to have participated in volunteer work so that they can have an idea of what they will be experiencing in their field of study. So since I will be going into the nursing program it will be wise for me to contact my local hospital to shadow a nurse. This article then goes on to say that “82% think the recent graduates they hire should have completed a formal internship before graduating college” ( Chegg 3). This tells me that most hiring manager would love for students to get hands on experience in their field of study. Signing up for …show more content…
This article section will be explaining the readiness college students think they have in the workforce compared to what managers think they are ready for. This article section will also explain how a student can better prepare themselves for the workforce. The article states “On average, there was a 19 point gap between hiring managers ‘estimation of recent graduates’ office street smarts and students’ evaluation about their readiness to be successful in the workplace” (Chegg 6). Meaning that most recent graduates think they have most of the skills in their field of study to be able to do an efficient job while hiring managers believe recent graduates aren’t as prepared as they may think. Chegg did a study on students to see how well they prepared themselves outside of school and this is what they found. This article section then goes on to state that “outside of school work, the activity that college students identify spending the most time doing is socializing with friends (49%)” (Chegg 6). Meaning that almost half of college students were not preparing themselves to the full extent outside of school in their field of study. Which is somewhat true because this article section then goes on to state that some college students were “working in an internship related to their field of study (8%)” (Chegg 6). Meaning that many students were not getting hands on experience in their

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