Any developer job listing will tell you the specific skills required for the position, but the must-have qualities that hiring managers are after -- the "intangibles" -- are not always as explicitly stated. Education.internet.com has spoken with hiring managers from around the country to find the five often unwritten qualities they look for in developer candidates. They write:
What's missing on many job announcements in the industry are qualities -- not developer job skills or IT degrees -- that people who are in charge of hiring developers agree upon. Though the names might vary slightly, this list incorporates elements from a number of lists and descriptions to create the five qualities every hiring manager wants in a developer.
Of course, a company's hiring philosophy dictates what is valued in a developer candidate, but these intangible qualities seem to be universally appreciated.