SAT Scores and Soft Skills: What’s More Important?

My oldest son, Jonah, finished his political science major at Rutgers, and is knocking off the last couple of classes in a minor in environmental studies. He’s close enough to the finish line that he plans to juggle a real job with his remain classwork. Jonah hopes to find a sales and marketing job in one the big industries here in New Jersey – technology, pharmaceuticals, or green energy. 

Over breakfast this morning, I helped prep him for his first job interview. I told him to emphasize his customer service experience at his previous jobs and the unique job preparation that comes from being a liberal arts major, like writing and thinking skills.

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