January 18, 2017
Landing the job - it's time to make it happen with these 7 key traits from ISG

Landing The Job: 7 Traits That Make The Difference

Most job listings come with a list of skills and experience required for the role, giving the applicant an idea of what would be needed to perform in that position. Technical ability aside, however, recruiters are often keeping an eye out for soft skills that would make you the perfect fit for the role. Not only are they looking for someone to fill a current vacancy, but any good recruiter is seeking a candidate who has the potential to develop their career within the organization. Below are the top personality traits recruiters and hiring managers are looking for in a candidate – as well as how to demonstrate them in an interview: #1: Steps Out Of The Comfort Zone. When looking for the right fit long-term, hiring managers often look for someone who can perform many functions and who aren’t hesitant to expand for the good of the team, as these are the people most likely to carve out new opportunities for themselves within the organization. This will be best demonstrated in examples you give in your interview responses, as well as your follow-up after the interview. #2: Professionalism. Obvious, right? Well, you’d be surprised by some candidates who tend to veer off the professional course. When in doubt, err on the side of conservative. While you can and should be friendly, stick to appropriate topics of conversation while going through the interview process. The interviewer will likely be making mental notes about how you dress, whether you arrive on […]