Seventy-one percent of hiring managers say emotional intelligence is more valued than IQ, while 34 percent say more emphasis is placed on emotional intelligence when hiring and promoting employees post-recession, finds a new CareerBuilder survey.

Of those surveyed, 59 percent of respondents say they would not hire candidate possessing low emotional intelligence, despite having a high IQ. When employees are up for a promotion, 75 percent of respondents say the candidate with higher emotional intelligence will often beat out the high IQ candidate.

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