Paul Conley has three tips for employers and potential employees — what employers should look for, and what people entering the work force should prepare for.
I especially like point number two: Be self-taught.
On resumes and interviews, for every position I’ve tried to fill over the past three or so years I’ve looked for this attribute consistently. In this day and age, you need to be a person who is always learning and knows how to learn without teachers or guidance. Teachers and guidance are great, and I am happy to mentor people, but if you have to be able to do it on your own, too.