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What Is The No. 1 Soft Skill Everyone Needs?

It sounds simple, but the No. 1 thing Eddie Mabe looks for an employee is something he has trouble finding.

I traveled to Athens, Georgia, and spoke with Eddie Mabe, Accurus Aerospace's human resources director. You always hear about soft skills when you talk to hiring managers, but I've realized that soft skills are different for different people. Some like the ability to work in a team. Others want communication skills above all else.

I asked Mabe what his No. 1 soft skill was and you might be suprised by what he answered. It sounds so basic, but to Mabe—and more importantly, to Accurus—it's the most important trait they look for. 


Parrish Walton

Parrish Walton is a communications specialist with the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD). He is the primary author of the Georgia@Work blog, which aims to educate Georgia citizens on all of the great things done by the Workforce... more