With such a diverse community of people working within the Atlassian ecosystem (and by that I mean employees, employers, marketplace vendors, partners - everyone), this leads to a huge variety of education/careers/skills (soft and hard skills)/training and certification that people have. For people new to the space, or, maybe considering a career change, I'm hoping this post can be a sharing place for peoples experiences - and while no two situations will be exactly the same, it may provide some insight that can help you.
Anything you feel is relevant to this discussion, please add a comment. As geography/industry/role/etc may play a big impact on the relevance to others, if you're willing and able to share some background for extra context, that would be great.
For those who have hired (or looking to hire) - what is it you look for in a prospective employee?
For the employees - are there any sklls you feel have helped "get you over the line" for that new dream job?
Are there any skills/certifications you're looking to get to help you with that next move?