Employability Skills & Mindsets:
A Review of the Skills and Mindsets that Drive Success in the Modern Workforce and Resources to Help Develop Them 

Key Takeaways

Employability skills and mindsets are personal attributes that indicate a high level of cognitive and personal development and are broadly applicable across job titles and industries. 

Creating and maintaining an adaptable workforce, where employees are prepared for changing jobs and jobs we cannot predict yet, requires young people to learn skills and mindsets beyond the technical aspects of any particular job or industry. 

Establishing a shared language and greater collaboration around developing these skills and mindsets is critical to reach the goals of the postsecondary sector (the institutions educating future hires) and employers (the organizations hiring those students).