If You Want to Impress a Potential Employer, You Need the Right Job Skills

Your next employer will be looking for very specific job skills. Do you know which ones?

There are so many factors that go into finding a job. I know it's a lot to keep track of. And yes, the particular skills, talents, training, and experience you have in your particular field of interest are probably the most important. But there are a few less tangible skills you'll need to have as well.

This next article describes exactly what recruiters are looking for when they interview you. You can't afford to ignore this information...

What Turns Potential Employers ON; What Turns Them OFF?

According to an annual survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, these are the most important qualities that companies are looking for in a job candidate, in priority order:

  1. Communication skills
  2. Honesty/integrity
  3. Teamwork skills;
  4. Interpersonal skills
  5. A strong work ethic

Be sure to highlight those skills in your resume, during your interview, and in your thank-you letter.

That same survey discovered the number-one thing that can turn potential employers off — a job candidate's appearance! Specifically, they cited unusual hair color or style, body piercings, tattoos, and unusual clothing as things that most often gave a bad first impression.

What you think is "cool" may be the "hot" ticket to the reject list! So keep your need to express yourself under wraps during the interview, and you'll have a better shot at getting the job.

Written by Bonnie Lowe, www.best-interview-strategies.com.

Hopefully, you found a few nuggets of wisdom in this article. Next time you approach an employer for a job, be sure you have a handle on the specific non-specialty job skills you have and how they contribute to your overall performance.

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