No Prima Donnas, Please: Make-Or-Break Traits To Getting Hired

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Collaboration Skills

Although good leadership skills are a must, employers also are looking for candidates who can collaborate effectively, "being able to work together as a team, not a lone wolf," Billiar said.

There are a number of technical positions that will require candidates to work well with others. "You get an electrical engineering degree, you'd be well served to learn collaboration. These are technical people who are required to work as an administrator or system desktop [technician] or whatever and they can't relate well to the people they're servicing," he said.

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