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?
How do you become Career Ready? Mastering these Career Readiness Competencies will prepare you for a successful transition into the workplace.
- Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
Use knowledge, facts and data to solve problems and make decisions
Build relationships through shared responsibility, empathy and respect
- Communication Skills
Express thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively both in writing and verbally to a variety of audiences
- Information Technology Application
Use technology to solve problems and accomplish goals
Guide, motivate, organize priorities and delegate
- Professionalism/Work Ethic
Demonstrate personal accountability, integrity and effective work habits - punctuality, time management and appropriate dress
- Career Goals*
Use skills, strengths and interests to navigate and explore job options