Getting Ready to Start Your Job Search

Know Your Audience. What is the employer looking for?

This is one of the primary questions raised by job hunters. In the age of technology, this kind of research is becoming easier. Employers know how easy it is for candidates to learn about their organization and product/service lines; therefore, they expect this kind of preparation from every candidate. With information so accessible, there is no excuse for poor research.

Top Qualities Employers Seek

  • Communication Skills – both written and verbal
  • Honesty/Integrity
  • Teamwork Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Motivation/Initiative
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Analytical Skills
  • Flexibility/Adaptability
  • Computer Skills
  • Self-Confidence
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Leadership Skills

Employers say they are most impressed by candidates who have excellent communication skills, and relevant work experience. They are also looking for potential employees who can get along with their co-workers, are trustworthy, and get the job done without being watched at every step.