Everybody wants to know what they can do to stand out from the crowd in terms of landing a better job and improving their career.
Are skills and talent a big part of standing out? Of course they are! The more skills and talent you have, the better.
However, skills and talent are NOT the only components involved in employers' decision-making process when they're attempting to hire to fill their open positions.
Below are five more qualities that employers look for in job candidates before deciding who to hire… and who to not:
#1 - Positive attitude and personality
Although this point isn't often considered, it's basically a no-brainer. People like to be around those who are friendly and fun. They also like to hire people who are friendly and fun.
#2 - Possess an expertise in something
While a versatile employee is nice, being able to rely upon somebody with an expertise is even nicer. Be well-rounded, but also strive to achieve excellence in a single area.
#3 - Eagerness to learn and evolve
No matter where you are in terms of your professional development, you can always become better. Employers know this, and they're looking for job candidates who are willing to continue that development once they become employees.
#4 - Willingness to do whatever it takes
It's all about results, and employers want workers who aren't overly concerned about job descriptions. Achieving team goals and objectives are more important than what's done on an individual basis.
#5 - Just plain different
Contrary to popular belief, companies need people who are different. They need these people to introduce new ideas and new ways of looking at things. If you're one of these people, just be yourself.
If you're in the midst of a job search, no matter if it's a proactive or a passive search, keep these five characteristics in mind as you engage in phone and face-to-face interviews. It could mean the difference between standing out from the crowd - and blending in with everybody else.
Time Staffing's team of qualified staffing specialists offers assistance to job seekers in the light industrial and clerical fields. We prep candidates thoroughly by answering their questions and addressing their concerns.
Take, for instance, this testimonial from a job seeker who found a new job through Time Staffing:
"Everyone in the office was polite, helpful, and honest. It was a change from a previous experience I had [with another agency]."
Are you currently engaged in a job search? Then Time Staffing can help!
Contact us today to find out about the employment opportunities that are available in your chosen field.
Time Staffing Inc.