What Are Employers Looking For?
Are you able to do the job?
When it comes to applying for and gaining that interview, the person doing the interview, or the employer, will want to know if you can do the job you are trying to get. Make sure you know what the job entails and that you are able to do everything right.
Will you be reasonable to work with?
It doesn’t matter how well you can do the job you are applying for. Employers want to be sure that you will be reasonable and easy to work with. They don’t want to have to deal with someone who is rude or overly sensitive. Let them know you are easy to get along with and prove it to them.
Will you stick with it or leave within 6 or fewer months?
The employer wants to be sure you are going to stick with it for the long haul and not cut out on them after a few months. They also want someone who is happy working there because unhappy workers tend to be less productive as well as bringing the other employee’s down with them. This can hurt business.
Are you likeable?
Will your employer like you or will they have to yell at you every five minutes because of your attitude. The employer wants to be sure that they will want to come to work knowing you will be there and not dread every minute working with you.
Do you have a strong work ethic and good attitude about work?
You can’t go to work and keep checking your email or social networks every five minutes. Your employer wants to be sure you will actually get your work done and not have to keep telling you all day long to do your work.
Are you reliable and hard working?
Employers are looking for employees that are reliable and hard working. Ten years ago, it may have been OK to come in at 8:00 a.m. and leave at 5:00 p.m. every day. However, times have changed. Employers are now demanding more from their employees. In many companies, employers expect their employees to come in early and leave late almost every day. The 9-to-5 job in many industries is a thing of the past. It is important that you show your employer that you are committed to the success of the company and you are willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. If that means coming in early and leaving late every day, that’s what you have to do.