I’ve come up with three key personality traits employers look for when selecting a prospective employee. Hiring managers want to know what you can do besides contribute the necessary experience. They need someone who is going to be engaged and active on the job. Here are the traits that I think are most important:
1. Charisma- People with charisma are usually bustling with energy! They seem driven and self-aware. In other words, employers want people with personal qualities that really stand out.
2. Self-Motivated- Those who are self-motivated have clear plans for their lives. They can easily tell you about their short-term and long-term goals.
3. Integrity- Employers find out about a person’s integrity by asking questions about their character and finding out how they would respond to a series of social interactions. Is this person known to do the right thing?
These are some personal qualities employers may be looking for in an ideal candidate. Remember, companies are looking for positive additions to their teams and need to stay ahead of the competition. Be ready to display these characteristics to impress your potential employer. Show them that the decision to hire you will benefit them in ways unimaginable.
What else are you doing to stay ahead of the competition?