What qualities do employers look for in candidates?
Of course, the first thing they look for is the ability to do the work required. They also look for "soft skills" or qualities. Being able to demonstrate that you have these skills could be the difference in getting the job or not.
ARE YOU CAREER READY?
Employers are looking for graduates who have developed and can apply the
following eight competencies. The JPRC can help you highlight these skills in your
- Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
Use knowledge, facts and data to solve problems and make decisions.
Build relationships through shared responsibility, empathy and respect.
- Oral/Written Communication Skills
Express thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively both in writing and verbally to a variety of audiences.
- Digital Technology
Use technology to solve problems and accomplish goals.
Guide/motivate team, organize priorities and delegate tasks.
- Professionalism/Work Ethic
Demonstrate personal accountability, integrity and effective work habits.
- Career Management
Use skills, strengths and interests to navigate and explore job options.
- Global/Intercultural Fluency
Working with people from different cultures and different points of view than your own.