The 15 most valued career skills

3 On Your Side: A Look At Skills You Need To Get A Jobs That Pays
3 On Your Side: A Look At Skills You Need To Get A Jobs That Pays

A strong work ethic, great time management and adaptability—these are classic job skills that will take you far in any career.

But in today's competitive job market, simply writing "hard worker" on your resume won't be enough to set you apart or take your career to that next level.

Luckily, there are certain skills that will. and Payscale joined forces and completed an analysis that shows us just exactly what those skills are.

Over 54 million employee profiles were analyzed across 350 industries, with over 15,000 different job titles being looked at varying greatly in both level of experience and salary.

Think you know what specific skills come with a big payoff?

Click through below to see the top 15 most valued skills by employer: notes that the study "compared people with the same title, age, location, and experience, isolating the specific skills...correlated with higher pay, advancement, and career opportunity."

Whether you're strongly seasoned in several of these areas or none at all, the good news is that most (if not all) of these skills can be easily acquired and learned.

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Tech wizard or not, you can train yourself to learn most anything you put your mind to.

And never forget that a strong work ethic is never invaluable—if you start there, you're guaranteed to succeed.

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