Answered by Eddie, Hiring Expert at Quest Diagnostics, on Thursday, December 14, 2017
Aaaaah, the "perfect candidate." Where is that person? LOL By "perfect candidate," I hope you mean the candidate who fits that employer's specific environment. ;-)
But here are people skills that are valuable in just about every work environment:
- Problem solving (especially if you're creative),
- Collaboration (or team work), and
- Leadership (helping colleagues with their performance, seeing a project/task through with others, getting colleagues to rally behind you, etc.).
I have yet to hear an employer say that these skills don't matter. Some employers may value some skills more than others but they don't mind having some combination of these.