The most important skills for startup employees unrelated to the actual job description are:
1. The ability to wear many hats. A startup employee may be hired to do one job, but often times he/she may need to help out with other tasks to get things moving along.
2. Able to handle the unexpected and problem solve under pressure. A lot times things don’t go as planned in a startup and employees who can think on their toes and resolve problems under less-than-ideal circumstances are the most helpful.
3. Critical thinking. Startups move at a very fast pace, sometimes employees are ask to make decisions based on incomplete information, knowing how to apply critical thinking to make the best decision under any given situation is very important 4. Adaptability and ability to learn quickly. Startups could change directions quickly. Having the mindset to adapt to new situations and the ability to learn new things quickly are essential to succeeding in a startup environment.