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What do Employers Value?

When employers are faced with hiring two equally qualified candidates, they choose those with experience.

Employers rate the influence of attributes when deciding on two equally qualified candidates
Has held leadership position 4.0
Major 3.9
High GPA(3.0 or above) 3.6
Has been involved in extracurricular activities (clubs, sports, student government, etc.) 3.6
School attended 3.0
Has done volunteer work 3.0
(5-point scale, where 1=not important; 2=not very important; 3=somewhat important; 4=very important
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