Qualities Employer Seek
Knowing what an employer is looking for in a potent。ial employee can help an appli。can。t to prepare for an interview.An interviewer for a。 major corporation was asked these。 questions: What specific skills are you l。ooking for in applicants?And how do you identify these skills? He responded:
Most important for us in the way of skills is the ability to communicate Can people spe。ak clearly? Can they articu。late the kind of person they believe themselves to be? In what kind of work situations do they perform well? What are their strengths and weaknesses? We want to know about the personal q。ualities of the individual, so I try to ask questions to draw them b。ut and attempt to find out if they have a sense of themselves. If they do have good commu。nica。tion skills, they will be able to do。 this logically and concisely.
I am looking for creativity Can they be instinctive? I will ask some "off-the-wall" questions just to see if this throws them. How do they respond in these tough situations can they be creative with their answers? This is very important when they are out in business situations with customers. They will have to respond to very sudden changes and problem-solving situations that they are not necessarily familiar with, and I want to。 know if they can handle them.
What we look for the most are personal qualities assertiveness, self-motivation, drive, ambition, and a compet。itive instinct.They should be high achievers and want to work hard. I can usually tell about these qualities from the way the person presents himself or herself and so。me of the activities they have engaged in. I pick。 up things from t。he appli。cations and resume how they have written them a。nd the kinds of things they say. How they present their experiences is often very infor。mative. F。o。r example, an assertiv