Job Candidate Technology Skills Survey
Please complete the following survey which will help us understand the technical skills that you, as an employer, expect your recent college graduate hires to have.
Your Name
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Your email
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Name of company or organization
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Industry Sector
Job Function
If required skills vary according to job function, please complete survey once for each type of job, or make note of differences in the comments.
Data Analysis
The ability to do statistical analysis (mean, mode, regression, etc.) with quantitative data. Example technologies include Excel, SPSS, and R.
How important is it that candidates have good data analysis skills?
What specific technologies do you ask candidates to know to do data analysis? What else should we know about what you are looking for in terms of data analysis skills?
Your answer
Media
The ability to create, edit, and distribute various audio, video, and basic multimedia. Specific technologies include audacity for audio, iMovie and Premier for video, photoshop for images and photos.
How important is to to you that job candidates have good media skills?
What specific technologies do you ask candidates to know to work with media? What else should we know about what you are looking for in terms of media skills?
Your answer
Social Media
The ability to manage a social media account; writing for social media; building an audience; social media analytics. Specific platforms include facebook, twitter, microblogging, and google analytics.

How important is it to you that job candidates have good social media skills?
What specific technologies do you ask candidates to know to work with social media? What else should we know about what you are looking for in terms of social media skills?
Your answer
Design
Having an understanding of the basics of graphic design, visualization and presentation. Specific design technologies include photoshop, illustrator, powerpoint, and prezi.
How important is it to you that job candidates have good design skills?
What specific technologies do you ask candidates to know to do design work? What else should we know about what you are looking for in terms of design skills?
Your answer
Programming
Facility with database design, scripting, and programming using technologies such as javascript, html5, php, mysql, and java.
How important is it to you that job candidates have programming skills?
What specific technologies do you ask candidates to know to do programming work? What else should we know about what you are looking for in terms of programming skills?
Your answer
Final Comments and Suggestions
What other broad technology skills have left out? What other thoughts do you have that will help us in our efforts to help our students develop the technology skills that will serve them well in their post-Middlebury life?
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