23 August 2014
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Personal qualities that employers look for in candidates

People can spend a significant part of their life at work, therefore its important for them that they have work colleagues who are easy to get along with. A happy workforce results in more efficiency and production. This is something that employers are becoming aware of. For this reason they know take the personality of a employee more seriously than they did before. Indeed some companies will employ psychological tests to measure a persons ability to work as part of a team.

Being able to demonstrate good communication skills is vital, the last thing they want is a disruptive employee who looses their temper at the drop of a hat.

Below is a list of the most common positive personal traits want:

Having verbal and written communication skills.
Being able to get along with work colleagues and senior managers is a must.

Leadership ability
Being able to take charge of and manage a group is a big plus in many jobs.

Being able to handle pressure
Not panicking and staying cool calm and collected when things get hectic or start to go wrong.

Paying attention to detail
In some jobs if you make a small mistake it can have a big effect financially.

Ability to work as part of a team or on their own
Keeping focused on work objective and delegating tasks to colleagues is imperative to successfully reaching goals.

Having energy and drive
Demonstrate the ability to be alert, work hard and not run out of steam.

Being able to take the initiative
Show that when you come up against problems you can think outside of the box to resolve them.

Showing enthusiasm
Do not appear bored, instead show that your fired up and ready to go.


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