By Kristen Bahler, Time.com
There’s no shortage of career advice out there and everyone from your favorite self help gurus to your least favorite in-law thinks they’re an expert on the subject.
Good advice – useful, nuanced, and proven – is harder to come by.
After all, it’s tough to suss out what employers value in their workforce, or their applicant pool, without asking them directly. So we decided to do just that.
Below, 14 CEOs reveal the skill they’re most excited to see in an employee these days. Take note: Some of these will help you stand out at your current gig; others will give you an edge when you go to look for your next one.
“Knowledge and information is exploding at an exponential rate. It’s impossible to keep up if you’re not a self-directed learner.” – Victor Cho, Evite