A Computer Science (CS) degree is a very valuable tool to have when hitting the job market, but it may not provide you with everything you need for long and successful career in the industry. The Forbes Technology Council once again turned to the experts, including our very own Phil Alberta, for their thoughts on the most essential skills that may not be included in the CS course curriculum.

Amongst advice surrounding closing sales, critical thinking, team work, and effective communication skills, Alberta added his take on the need for social intelligence:

“Technical people tend to rely on facts and “obvious” answers, but that is only part of the equation. The other part is soft skills like empathy, active listening and observation.”

To read Phil’s full response, as well as see the entire 12 essential skills, check out the full article on Forbes.