Looking for a job, but not sure what to expect from employers? Employers look for a variety of qualities in job candidates. Though jobs can vary from astrophysics to human resources, there are some general qualifications that make a candidate succeed in the employers’ eyes.
The first step is the basic skills and experiences on a resume or a curriculum vitae (CV). It is best to look at the job description for some guidelines of what to mention or include. Businesses first look if the applicant matches their basic qualifications, which are usually included in the job description. Examples are PHP experience or basic Excel understanding.
Next, the interview. The interview, whether it is a phone or video call interview, is where employers get a grasp of the applicant’s personality and communication skills. Employers want to know if a candidate is punctual, open-minded, trainable, or easy-to-talk-to. A candidate may have the best skills and experiences one could ask for, but a difficult personality or work ethic puts them at the bottom of the list.
The bottom line is that employers first check to see if the applicant meets the basic requirements and then look at their personality or work ethic. However, if they do not have the experience, their character and drive could make up for their faults.
If you were on the other side of the desk, what would you look for in an employee?
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