Employers want more than qualifications. The skills and attributes that are appealing in an employee can be hard to articulate, and to measure, which is why your ability to effectively communicate who you are beyond your technical skills is essential (despite being challenging).
Understanding the key attributes employers look for can really help give some direction to your job applications and help you stand out as a well rounded candidate. In ‘Australian Jobs 2014,’ the Australian Government comments, “employers look for candidates who not only have the technical or job-specific skills required for their vacancies, but also those who can interact positively with other workers and clients, who can problem solve and are reliable.”
The document provides a handy overview of the skills you should endeavour to develop and evidence within the job application process.