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Affluent Investor | July 22, 2017

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What Employers Really Look For

If you’re in the job market, do you know what employers really want?

An interview is often the deciding factor for employers. In fact, once a person lands a job interview, they need to know what employers are really seeking. Liz Ryan, at Forbes, says that these include qualities in new hires not listed in the job ad.

So, what do employers want?

Employees who are responsible and self-directed.

These 2 qualities will be clearly evident in the answers you give to the job-interview questions. But just as important are the questions you ask your interviewer. So, make sure to prepare beforehand.

The stories you relate in your interview will reveal what you bring to the job. You don’t have to talk about your character traits. They will be obvious in the way you present yourself.

Spend time researching the company and prepare some informed questions.

Employers also are drawn to candidates who clearly understand their path and what they want in their career. This shows that you are someone who knows where they are going, are focused and goal oriented.

Another trait that is key is knowing your own strengths and having the ability to point to successes at work or elsewhere.

And most of all work well on a team!

Do you possess the qualities employers are seeking to hire? Ask an honest friend to role-play in a practice interview. Do you adequately communicate these qualities? If not, ask for help in presenting yourself better. Most importantly, “Commit your work to the Lord and your plans will be established.”

 

Originally published on Handwriting on the Wall.

Chuck Bentley is CEO of Crown, a non-profit business and personal finance policy and educational organization, and author of “The S.A.L.T. Plan. How to Prepare for an Economic Crisis of Biblical Proportions” and “Root of Riches, What if everything you think about money is wrong?”

 

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