Many times, job seekers become frustrated when their efforts to successfully land a new job goes for naught. Recently in our blog, we’ve discussed the biggest mistakes that job seekers make and what they should do to set themselves up for success.
However, let’s look at the issue from the other side of the equation: the employer side.
This makes sense, since job seekers want to convince companies to hire them. However, if those job seekers don’t know exactly what employers are thinking, then how are they supposed to give them what they want? That’s a sensible question.
Fortunately, it’s also an easy question to answer. What employers want can be broken down into two main segments:
#1—They want solutions to their problems.
An employer has a job opening because they have a problem. In actuality, they probably have more than one problem. They have multiple problems, and that’s why they’re trying to fill the position. If they were to hire you, the reason they want to do so is because they believe you can offer a solution to their problem—or quite possibly, to multiple problems.
As a result, you should have a “problem solver mentality” when approaching the job search process and especially the interview. You need to accurately convey how you can solve one or more of the problems that the company is experiencing. If you put an emphasis on that, then it will be easier for hiring managers to see you as part of the organization.
That brings us to the second segment of what employers want . . .
#2—They want VALUE.
Here’s the good news: being able to solve problems provides value. In fact, that’s the best type of value from an employer’s perspective. Now, there are other types of value that you can provide as an employee, but this sits at the top of the list. In exchange for hiring you as an employee and providing you with a salary and possibly benefits, a potential employer wants value in return.
Below are a few of the skills upon which employers put a high premium in terms of solving problems and providing value:
Analysis and evaluation
Do you possess any of these skills or traits? How much of a problem solver are you with your current employer? How much value would you say that you provide . . . or can provide?
This is what potential employers want. Give them what they want, and you’ll have more opportunities to grow your career in exciting new directions.
And Time Staffing can help!
Time Staffing Inc.