5. Problem Solving

top skillsIn the 21st century top skills set, problem solving doesn’t always receive the attention it deserves. To become an adult who is able to communicate with others and work through different obstacles, you must have excellent problem-solving skills. Problem solving involves more than getting the right answer. When teachers ask you to show your work and challenge you to solve problems in more than one way, they are helping you strengthen your problem-solving muscles to prepare for challenges out in the real world. Companies want employees who can think flexibly and find unique solutions to common problems.