There is extremely high competition in the employment world it is important to have extra skills that will give you an edge over others.
Listening, verbal and written.
By far, this is the one skill that employers are very keen on. Being an exceptional communicator who is able to effectively convey information will make you desirable.
You require an unrivalled ability to assess situations, seek multiple perspectives, gather more information if necessary and identify key issues that need to be addressed.
Highly analytical thinking with demonstrated talent for identifying, scrutinizing, improving and treamlining complex work processes.
Everything now requires basic understanding of the computer hardware and software especially word processing, spreadsheets and email.
A computer-literate performer with extensive software proficiency covering wide applications has an edge over ordinary job-seekers.
A flexible team player who thrives in environments that require the ability to effectively prioritize and juggle multiple concurrent projects.