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Jan 15, 2017 12:04 AM EST

College can be one of the best years of a student's life; full of freedom, fun, meaningful and enriching experiences and learning. All of which can get you to the career you have always wanted to achieve. But leaving college to face a new world can be pretty daunting.

Although you may have been trained and equipped with the knowledge and skills required to perform your job in your respective field, you also need to learn and develop certain practical skills to land you a great and promising career.

Here are some of those essential skills you need to master before leaving college to land a great job in the future.

Soft Skills

Soft skills, also being referred to as "people skills" is one of the most important skills that is becoming more and more in-demand these days, according to Top Universities. Interpersonal skills and teamwork can be considered as soft skills and these are but some of those that employers are looking into not only for communication based jobs as they are also important even for the ones who are in the technical field.

Time management

Your ability to manage your time effectively is a must everywhere you go, and according to Monster, it also requires your ability to manage your energy and attention. You have to know the things you need to prioritize because those are the things that are worth your investment to perform your job well or get a promotion.

Creativity and innovation

As a fresh graduate, one of your biggest strengths should be your ability to be flexible, creative and to think outside of the box. That is how your future employers will see your value. If you have the capacity to improve any aspect of the business, then you can be a valuable asset to the company.

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