What Employers Look For

Wall Street Journal – Counter Offer Advice

Many of the skills employers look for in a candidate are transferable skills, or skills that can be used in a variety of jobs.

The top skills employers look for when taking on new employees are:

  • People skills and the ability to work well in a team
  • Good communication & listening skills
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Candidates the has initiative and a can-do attitude
  • Problem-solving skills

An interview can help a Manager determine three things before making a decision to hire you:

  1. Can you do the job: Do you have the necessary skills, abilities, knowledge, experience & qualifications?
  2. Are you motivated: Are you motivated, dependable and do your goals benefit the company?
  3. Do you fit with the organization: Does your appearance, presentation & good attitude go well with the culture of the company?

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