9 traits of successful entrepreneurs you should develop in yourself

Entrepreneurial spirit—it’s a phrase you entrepreneurmight see in some job ads. Granted, your track record might not look like Mark Zuckerberg’s, Lori Greiner’s, or Richard Branson’s, but that doesn’t mean you can’t emulate successful entrepreneurs at work.

Put simply, awesome employees and successful entrepreneurs have more than a few traits in common—and employers are eager to hire such people. Being a self-starter can make you very desirable.

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5 traits employers really want younger workers to have

Curious as to what skills you need softskillsto score your first job? Here’s a hint: It’s not PowerPoint, Excel or Photoshop. A new survey from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) found that employers care more about “soft skills”—such as integrity, reliability and teamwork—than they do technical abilities like reading comprehension and mathematics.

That’s not surprising, says Kathy Robinson, founder of Boston-based career coaching firm TurningPoint and former entry-level recruiter. “Hard skills can be taught,” she says. “Employers are more concerned about whether a job candidate has the right attitude and work ethic.”

Here are the five skills employers say they value most in younger employees—and what you can do during a job interview to prove that you’ve got them.

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10 Life Hacks That Will Make You Richer

Picking up new skills as an adult 150302_HO_LifeHackscan be tricky, especially when your energy and free time is precious. But prowess in different areas is not all created equal. Investing in certain abilities can get you big rewards for relatively little effort. MONEY interviewed dozens of experts in different fields to find out which skills, tricks, and workarounds are most financially worthwhile.

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