Skills Most Needed – NY Times

On behalf on the New York Times Job Market, Beta Research Corporation interviewed 250 hiring managers in the New York metropolitan area. They asked the hiring managers, what skills were most in demand. Here’s how they responded:

NY Times Survey of Desired Skills

89% Ability to work in a team environment
84% Ability to learn quickly
75% Presentation/verbal communication
73% Multitasking
69% Time management

Skills most in demand for management positions:
67% Leadership
56% Strategic Thinking

Skills most in demand for administrative positions:
25% Technical
24% Analytical

Skills most in demand for entry level positions:
32% Ability to learn quickly

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