Like with most professions, the job market for recent engineering graduates is competitive. You’ll need to show evidence of how you have applied (or can apply) your technical skills to carry out the requirements of the job. That’s the easy part, since hard skills are what engineering is all about. You’ll also need to highlight your non-technical skills. And while these intangible skills aren’t as easy to demonstrate, surveys of senior leaders indicate that they are highly valued by employers who struggle to find employees with effective communication and interpersonal skills.

Here are the specific skills that are in demand: