What Employers Want from You!

In this competitive world, where companies get loads of applications when they post a job requirement somewhere, is it just your qualification or work experience that makes you beat the others in the chase? To find the quality people who would be of interest is a laborious task for both recruiters and companies when they are loaded with so many responses. Now they have started using alternate methods to find the best talent for their organization. So, what’s it that the employers are looking for? Here are some quick points you should know:

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1. The Social Quotient
Strong social skills will always help you to develop relations at work but you should know when to use them. You’ve have to make the interviewer sense that you a good team player and that you will really get along well with others at the workplace. Employers will want to know your communication skills and will also inquire about your past experiences with co-workers. They will be unwilling to hire you if you appear anti-social.

2. The Bottlenecks
What are these? Well, bottlenecks are those issues which will hamper your work sometime or the other. We can’t predict what will happen to us in the future but employers do ask what all problems the candidate has so as to know how that can affect the work. Most of the employers are not comfortable with candidates having issues of timing, transportation or health problems. They wouldn’t like the excuses you give later on. So, be specific at the time of interview.

3. The Trust Factor
A trustworthy employee is what every employer would want. What employers are really looking for is someone who is loyal to his/her work and the organization and is not manipulative. Many employers will check your background and may even want to find out if you have a criminal record. Employers also go certain tests to check the candidate’s state of mind in different situations.

4. What’s your attitude?
What exactly is your approach towards this particular job? Are you willing to take initiative? Or are you are one of those who just follow everyone else. Are you reluctant to do extra work? Or are you willing to learn more and do extra work? All these questions would be circling around in the employer’s mind. You have to prove that you are the right choice for this job, so don’t miss the chance to take initiatives. You can always propose new ways to boost productivity. Try to improvise on your set of skills, acquire new skills to handle extra work that you wish to take up.

5. Are you a good listener?
Studies have shown that many people tend to waste a lot of time in doing something just because they don’t listen to the instructions given to them. Employers would like to hire somebody who is a good listener, one who understands the problem and then acts over it to solve it. You should be attentive at the time when the employer is speaking or else you’ll end up answering pointless answers.

If you’re serious about your job, pay proper attention and show your dedication, then it’ll become difficult for the employer to ignore you and that’ll improve your chances of being chosen.

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