THE MOST IMPORTANT QUALITIES HIRING MANAGERS LOOK FOR
May 1, 2013
Not all hiring managers are looking for the exact same skill set. Some hiring managers prize one set of skills over another, but everyone will agree the more capable you are at developing the qualities below, the more likely your career will be successful.
How do others perceive you? Are you described as passionate? Do you give off positive energy? Do you demonstrate creativity and out of the box thinking? Do you have high emotional intelligence? Hiring managers want to know this and more.
More Tough Questions to Ask Yourself:
Are you business savvy?
Are you a quick learner?
Can you rate your mental agility?
How long will it take you to become proficient at your job?
What about your level of adaptability and resourcefulness?
If you are thrown into a strange culture where no one speaks your language how easily can you adapt?
How easily did you become acclimated to new people and new work environments in past situations?
Do you have strong decision making skills?
Can you give an example of when you demonstrated strong decision making or problem solving skills?
Do you work well under pressure?
How much can you be counted on to resolve conflicts quickly and efficiently?
Are you someone who is known for being self-directed and confident?
These are only some of the important questions to ask yourself (and have answers to) before you interview - because you're interviewer will be asking them. One way to improve on these qualities is to hire a career coach. A successful career is achievable if you work to improve on these qualities.