Source of Infographic: Career Advisory Board
Do You Have the Job Skills To Succeed?
One of the most commonly mentioned job skills that interviewees say they have in a job interview is a strong work ethic. Though it is certainly in the Top 5 of most sought after skills, did you know that the most common attribute that hiring managers tend to seek out in an employee is their strategic perspective? That’s right! One of the least admired traits that applicants have is actually the most desired trait that managers are looking to find. Without that job skill, you either must be willing to learn it or concede that you probably won’t get the job after all. What else are hiring managers looking for in today’s candidates?
Managers Want Employees With High Integrity
Rather than believe that a company gets what they deserve if someone is able to steal from them, hiring managers are looking for employees who would never think of stealing from the company in the first place. Integrity is often associated with honesty, but it is much more than just being truthful: it is a concept of consistency that can be found in every action, every decision, and in every expectation. With consistency comes results and that’s ultimately what every employer is looking to find. Without that, there wouldn’t be a job to apply for in the first place!
Managers Want Someone With a Global Outlook
Having a global outlook is the least mentioned skill in a job interview, yet it is one of the most sought after skills during the hiring process. Why is that? Global perspectives don’t have to include the entire world… they just have to include the entire world that exists for that business. If the job is provide a resource for that community, a global outlook would consider every way that resource is provided, if there could be other ways to provide it as well, and how that resource could expand to help others that it is currently not helping.
Managers Want Employees Who Will Be Accountable
“But Bob told me that I should be doing things this way.” Managers aren’t looking for someone who can come up with a good excuse. They’re looking for someone who will take responsibility for their job, be accountable for getting things done on time, and be able to back up their claims with real results. Anyone can place the blame for a failed decision on someone else. Not everyone can stand up, say they made a mistake, and then work hard to fix it.
What Skills Are You Communicating To Others?
Chances are you’re saying that you’ve got a strong work ethic. Is it a consistent work ethic too? Then you’ve got integrity! Are you willing to let people hold you accountable to standards that you might have missed with your work? Then you’re willing to be accountable! Can you look at a problem and find multiple solutions? Then you’ve got a global perspective! Try out using these skills in your next job interview and see what kind of reaction you get! Chances are it will be very positive!