In our current economy more education is important for getting hired. But, there are skills that you can develop that will improve your chances of getting hired. They have to do with things such as "soft skills" according to Martha White in an article on the"The Real Reason New College Grads Can't Get Hired" for Time Magazine.
"A survey by
the Workforce Solutions Group at St. Louis Community College finds that
more than 60% of employers say applicants lack “communication and
interpersonal skills” — a jump of about 10 percentage points in just two
years. A wide margin of managers also say today’s applicants can’t
think critically and creatively, solve problems or write well."