Being selected as a member of a zombie apocalypse team is one of the highest compliments anyone can offer you. While this may seem like just another internet meme, it actually says a lot about how your friends view you. We should all strive to give people confidence that we are relentlessly resourceful, are prepared for the unexpected (with tools and knowledge), and can stay calm under pressure. These traits / skills can be learned, but surprisingly few focus on them.
Making the shortlist of people that your friends want with them when humanity is struggling to survive requires a lot of trust. Who would you turn to when you feel like you're facing impossible odds? These are the people that you should seek as partners, both personally and professionally. Be proud when people tell you that you've made the list.