In no particular order, here are the qualities that create buyer interest in employers and recruiters. These skills and values identify key strengths that companies seek in the people that they hire.
▪ Communications – you communicate effectively and are able to connect with others through listening, and creating relationships founded on trust.
▪ Honesty – you are sincere, genuine and straightforward and this impression is confirmed with past employers and colleagues.
▪ Initiative – you did your research on the company and you come prepared with good questions.
▪ Self-confidence – you impress with genuine confidence, poise, and enthusiasm.
▪ Self-discipline – you show that you are organized and that you manage your time well.
▪ Hard worker – your track record and personal values reflect the mindset of an achiever.
▪ Team player – you show the willingness and the ability to work with other people, and be part of a cooperative effort.
▪ Self motivated – you are driven to succeed, and are prepared to put in the energy to be successful, finding satisfaction in a job well done.
▪ Goal directed – your choices—academic and work-related— paint the picture of someone who is always taking on new challenges.
▪ Organized – you’re able to manage and retain vital information, juggling multiple demands on your time.
▪ Adaptability – you’re able to adapt to new people and changing situations, adjusting to priorities and sudden shifts in direction.
▪ Reliability – you keep your commitments, and former employers speak of you as someone who can always be counted on to give your best effort.