[*] Develop your soft skills. The most important one is becoming a self-starter. Bosses don’t like having to tell an employee what to do in painstaking detail. They just want the task done. Learn how to take initiative and figure out what you don’t know on your own. The second most important soft skill is being an excellent communicator. If you don’t know how to convey your thoughts in a simple and succinct way, you’re in for a rough time in the labour market.