While many jobs require a unique set of skills, there is a pretty standard set of qualities that most employers want in an employee. Increase your chances of landing the job you want by highlighting your "soft" skills as well as your technical skills in the interview. Employers look for a variety of strengths, including:
Communication: You can communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing. You recognize that communication is a two-way street and are able to listen and interpret effectively, as well.
Leadership: You take the lead and assume the responsibility to get things done. You don't have to be a manager to be a leader; it is a valuable skill in any job.
Problem-Solving: You can analyze and identify a problem and develop effective solutions. You explore new and innovative ideas in addition to tried-and-true solutions.
Confidence: You know and like yourself. You recognize your strengths and know what you can accomplish.
Flexibility: You can "roll with the punches". You adapt easily to new situations and are open to new ideas.
Energy: You are a hard worker. You are willing to put the time and effort into accomplishing your objectives.