Do you want to know how to land your dream job? I bet you do! The answer is in fact very simple; just work on matching your qualities and skills to those required by the employer…it really is that easy!
"But how do I know what the employer is looking for?" I hear you say. If you want to find out please read on…
Success qualities all employers look for in job candidates (listed in no particular order): -
1) Transferable Skills
Skills such as time management, goal setting, leadership and effective communication are all assets personal to you. The more you are able to demonstrate your mastery of these skills on your resume or at interview then the greater your valuation will be in the eyes of your potential employer.
Very few employers in today's highly competitive business world have the time or patience to carry employees in lofty positions who are unable to think for themselves. Show initiative to potential suitors so you tick the right boxes.
Enthusiasm is infectious. If you can show the employer that you would really enjoy working for them then you're likely to stand out from the crowd. Natural enthusiasm is also seen as an asset by many employers, especially if you are applying for an influential team role.
4) Profit Oriented
Businesses operate for one purpose alone - to make a profit. If you can parade practical ideas on how to improve efficiency, cut costs or increase sales, basically anything that would positively impact upon the company's bottom line profits, employers are guaranteed to sit up and take notice of you.
5) Good Body Language
As much as 80% of an employer's overall impression of a job candidate at interview is based on non-verbal signals. Learn how to use open and positive body language and you'll endear yourself to your potential employer.
6) Negotiation Skills
Can you diffuse an argument but still get what you want? If you can then you should flaunt your negotiation skills on your resume and at interview. If you don't have this skill then you'll do well to acquire it.
7) Team Player
Companies are essentially one big team. If you're to be successful in the business world you've got to show the employer that you really are a team player.
8) Willingness to Learn
Businesses are built on systems often with complex methodology that you may not be familiar with. You've got to be open to learning new skills and be able to demonstrate your aptitude for absorbing a large amount of information in a short space of time. If you can then prove that you are able to act confidently and competently on that information, even if everyone around you are losing their heads, I guarantee that you'll be well on the way to securing that dream job