Personal Qualities and Skills Employers Seek

November 22, 2016

These are the top skills and qualities that employers look for in potential employees:

  • Leadership
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Initiative
  • Analytical skills
  • Flexibility/adaptability to situations
  • Technical skills
  • Time management
  • Customer service
  • Ability to teach others
  • Good judgement
Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers' "Job Outlook 2016" and analysis of O*Net OnLine data 

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