Jobs: What are employers looking for in a candidate? Jobs: What are employers looking for in a candidate?

Jobs: What are employers looking for in a candidate?

When you are job hunting, you know exactly what you are looking for when you apply. What kind of position you’d like to have, which type of company you’d like to work for, which work conditions would suit you best. But…what are employers looking for?

Besides any particular skill necessary to get a job done, employers also value certain things that if you, as a candidate, show you have, it will make you stand out from the rest of the applicants. Here’s a list of the most common reasons why employers want to hire you:

1-    Loyalty

Companies spend money on every new-hire, so they value someone who is willing to commit and grow in the company. Of course you can leave any day, but show them that you are responsible. If you leave, do it responsibly. Keep your doors always open.

2-    Relevant work experience

References are key to getting a good job. Be prepared to offer good quality references so employers can check your background and experience. 

3-    Ability to work well with others

You need to show your potential employers that you are a team player and that you can easily work well with others. It is usually required for you to work in teams and if you fail to show them that you can do it, they probably are reluctant to hire you.

4-    Enthusiasm 

Employers are attracted to passionate and inspired applicants. This will help you get noticed and rewarded. Show them you are enthusiastic and you will most certainly make a good impression!

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