The Soft Skill Every Hiring Manager Is Looking for Now

Why your EQ is just as important as your job history and interview answers

Allison Hirschlag
Forge
Published in
4 min readJan 9, 2020

--

A creative business owner interviews a male job candidate. The candidate looks pensive as he responds.
Photo: 10,000 Hours/DigitalVision/Getty Images

How would you rate your emotional intelligence?

It’s not necessarily a question that comes to mind when you think about what you might be asked during a job interview. It certainly doesn’t have the same notoriety as…

--

--

Allison Hirschlag
Forge
Writer for

Writer of varying attitudes. Words at WaPo, Scientific American, Cosmo, Audubon, Weather, McSweeneys, Weekly Humorist and elsewhere. Likes laughing. And cheese.