Our Career Ready Initiative

About Our Career Ready Initiative

Inspired by NACE’s 8 Career Readiness Competencies, our new Career Ready channel will teach your students how to understand, develop, and demonstrate the soft skills demanded by employers in today’s competitive job market. 

The first 8 videos define each of the 8 competencies, explain their importance, and provide a “road map” for developing them.

Coming November 2017, the second series of 8 videos are Q&A style. Students’ questions are answered by industry experts.

Preview Career Ready:


Seeing is believing… Take a moment to watch one of the first 8 videos included in our NEW Career Ready channel: Leadership.

7 Other Competencies:

  • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
  • Communications
  • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • Digital Technology
  • Professionalism/Work Ethic
  • Career Management
  • Global/Intercultural Fluency

2017 Competency Symposium Highlight Reel

Penn State Roundtable

CareerSpots is immersed in the national conversation on Career Readiness. Recently, we attended Clemson University’s 2017 Competency Symposium in South Carolina, NACE’s FIRST Career Readiness Roundtable at Penn State University, and NACE’s 2017 Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Clemson’s Symposium

CareerSpots was thrilled to attend Clemson’s 2017 Competency Symposium that focused on Career Readiness to ensure students have the toolkit needed to succeed in life after college. Attendees discussed initiating and integrating competency plans into campus-wide Career Readiness programming.