This post is the second in a series on critical thinking and analysis, one of the top skills employers want you to have. Here, SIS alum Robert Mack tells how the critical thinking skills he learned here at AU have been important to his career at PublicRelay. Robert is currently a Media Analyst and Recruitment Specialist.
Think Critically, by Robert Mack
Analyze; problem solve; synthesize; think critically. To anyone perusing CareerWeb’s listings, these terms quickly become a dime a dozen. Yet these words appear often for good reason – employers need individuals who can come up with simple solutions to massively complicated problems. As evidenced by a recent survey, 93% of employers highly value critical thinking skills – so highly, in fact, that they value critical thinking skills more than an applicant’s undergraduate major.[i] Writing as an AU alum who now works in a recruiting role, I can attest to the fact that critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills are in demand more than ever and that AU is a great place to perfect them. (More …)