Top 10 traits that employers are looking for in potential job seekers
The job hunting process in India has improved manifold following continual efforts to create multiple opportunities for budding professionals. Owing to this, many organisations are compelled to cast a wider net in the job hunting realm via campus placement/hiring.
Conducting job interviews within various education institutions gives its students an opportunity to embark on their professional journey with esteemed organisations. Students, who are either pursuing a college programme or graduating, are eligible for such interviews. Many universities and institutes have tie-ups with various companies that agree to conduct campus placements to hire deserving students as employees.
Having the skill set required for the designation in question, along with the ability to ace such job interviews are a different ball game altogether. Therefore, prerequisites such as developing certain skills and traits that are specific to a profession should be taken into consideration by aspiring professionals to maximise their chances of success.
Since campus hiring season is soon approaching, let's explore some key traits that employers are looking for in potential job seekers:
1. Quick learners - Ability to gain new skills faster:
The most important factor that is taken into account by an organisation's human resources team is a prospective employee's capability for quick learning. Quick learners usually have precedence over their competition owing to their ability to learn swiftly and developing expertise in various aspects of the job profile. This quality often provides an individual to boost their efficiency and in the process, minimise the duration of any training involved, which an organisation may have provisioned for them.
2. Interpersonal and communication skills:
Possessing good communication skills is an added advantage for many job seekers these days, since it is a quality that all departments in an organization seek. Being able to communicate in a way that is comprehensible by any person(s) in an enterprise is extremely crucial, since it can make or mar probable business pursuits or acquisitions.
3.Ability to take ownership - Initiative and accountability for one's work:
Taking ownership for one's work or responsibilities can greatly influence an employee's appeal over his/her colleagues. Completing a task to the best of one's ability and effort, and taking responsibility for the same demonstrates ambition and higher degree of competence in an employee.
4.'Never say never' attitude - Eagerness to take responsibility over and above one's job profile:
A prospective employee shouldn't limit themselves to just their designation and responsibilities that come with it. They should be motivated to take risks and challenge their creativity and dynamism by undertaking projects outside their comfort zone.
5. Problem solving skills - Finding creative solutions for complex issues:
Aspiring candidates should possess the ability to develop innovative solutions for any kind of barriers or administrative issues. Effective management of difficult situations can facilitate efficiency at the workplace and in the process, restore the organization's faith and dependability on such employees.
6. Sincerity, hard work and perseverance - Key attributes of a potential employee:
An individual should be absolutely honest towards their work to acquire greater benefits. Being tenacious helps them in eventually reaping the fruits of their labor, garnering appreciation for their work and earning respect for their work ethics.
7. Team player:
Being an integral part of a team is crucial in furthering both personal and professional growth of an employee. Exchanging inputs with co-workers on any project can improve communication and understanding between each other, which in turn, creates a positive impact on everyone involved.
8. Personal credibility and integrity:
Organisations look for employees with strong principles who are honest about themselves and their work. They seek out employees whom they can put their trust in, i.e. the one's who can accomplish tasks without compromising the company's standards.
9. Likeability factor - Building rapport within the company:
Having a pleasing personality and friendly nature can help an individual gain trust and improve their communication with their co-workers and colleagues from other departments as well.
10. Ability to multitask:
A person's ability to multitask can increase their work efficiency, improve time management and maximize productivity.
With advancements in every professional sector, the demand for skilled personnel is on the rise in order to simultaneously further organisational growth as well as the economic development of the country. Campus placement programmes are influential in developing a strong workforce in the subcontinent, giving potential candidates a chance to validate their skills and intellectual prowess in professional domains.
With inputs from Mr. Dinesh Goel, Co-Founder, CEO, Aasaanjobs
Source : intoday.in
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