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What Employers Look For

Employers seek a combination of personal qualities, depending upon what is important for the position or to the organization. Employers look for evidence that you possess these qualities during the interview.

  • Relevant education
  • Communication skills
  • Honesty / integrity
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Teamwork skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Motivation / initiative
  • Flexibility / adaptability
  • Skills related to position
  • Attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm
  • Knowledge of the company and industry
  • Interest in the position and company

Reflect on projects, work experience, leadership, activities, and interests to demonstrate you possess these qualities. Employers are looking at past performance as a good indicator of future performance.


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