Do You Have These Top 5 Traits?

Do You Have These Top 5 Traits?

Preparing your resume and for potential interview questions is an essential part of your job search. To help you along the way, I have compiled the top 5 attributes that I find employers look for the most.

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Leadership Skills

Having strong leadership skills shows your future employer that you can easily interact with staff, clients and management teams. To feature your leadership skills:

  • On your resume, when appropriate use descriptors like: achieve, develop, and problem-solving.
  • During the interview process, focus on times you took initiative, requested and took on more responsibility, or lead a team project.

Teamwork Skills

By demonstrating strong teamwork skills, you will show that you value others’ experiences, voices and contributions, something that employers appreciate. To establish your teamwork abilities:

  • On your resume, when appropriate use descriptors like: communication, conflict resolution, acknowledge, and team management.
  • During the interview process, focus on the teams you were a part of; what you contributed, and how you created an environment for others to voice their opinions

Client Relations Skills

The ability to connect and make an impact with clients is highly desirable with employers. The delicate nature of client relations can be demonstrated by:

  • On your resume, when appropriate use descriptors like: relationship building, client management and client care.
  • During the interview process, focus on an interaction with a client, where you clearly demonstrated your dedication to the client, and your team. Explain any conflict that you may have assisted in resolving, and the process you followed to do so.

Problem Solving Skills

Employers like their staff to be independent, resilient, and can think outside of the box, which is all demonstrated through problem-solving skills. To demonstrate your problem-solving skills:

  • On your resume, when appropriate, use descriptors like: results oriented, evaluating options, and developing plans.
  • During the interview process, focus on a specific example with a positive outcome. Explain how you identified the problem, plotted out solutions, the action plan you took and the outcome it had.

 Organizational/Time-management Skills

Organizational and time-management skills show your ability to stay on task, provides direction, and meet deadlines, all of which employers admire. To highlight your organizational and time-management skills:

  • On your resume, when appropriate, use descriptors like: delegated, goal setting and team management.
  • During the interview process, focus on an example where you were managing multiple projects, explain how you prioritized the projects and the outcomes.

 

As you work to further your career, focusing on attributes that employers desire will aid in showing your own personal value. Have specific examples prepared that highlight your skill-set to ensure that you present a thorough understanding of what you contribute to the workplace.

Jennifer Weiler

About Jennifer Weiler

As the Principal & Co-Founder of ProperSearch, Jennifer is a 15-year veteran of the recruitment industry, specializing in property and facilities recruitment for the past 11 years. Jennifer is active in the industry and has a proven track record of placing candidates.

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