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Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

Critical thinking and problem solving – the third item on hiring managers’ list of items they find lacking in college grads.

The most frustrating thing about articles that tell you about what you’re lacking is they rarely if ever tell you how to respond to your purported deficit.

So how can college students today get better at solving problems and thinking objectively about situations?  Put yourselves in as many tricky situations as possible.  How? Immerse yourselves in a club, and try to change any aspect you think needs improving.  Do the same thing at work.  In other words, instead of floating, engage and seek change.

As an ancillary benefit, I promise you’ll actually enjoy yourself more too.  Seriously.

Anyone who has an anecdote re this, from either the employer side or the college kid angle, pls. share it.