When working in industry, it is often just as (if not more) important to have strong Emotional Intelligence (soft) skills as it is to have strong technical skills.  Employers know they can train you on certain technical deficiencies, but it's not always easy to get team members to play nice with each other if they lack the social skills to do so.  This article identifies the most important Emotional Intelligence skills that employers look for.

  1. Teamwork
  2. Listening and Communication
  3. Flexibility
  4. Ability to interact with a wide variety of people
  5. Quick thinking and problem solving under pressure