Top Employability Traits

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Top Employability Traits

Employers who hire business graduates look for a variety of skills and traits that speak to the person as a whole, not just as someone with a degree. While that degree is significant for your future, there's a lengthy list of capabilities that will factor into the career equation. A noted authority conducted a survey of employers during the summer of 2002, asking what important traits or competencies they look for when hiring. The following is a partial list of their responses:

  • Common sense, reasoning
  • Fit within the company
  • Organizational skills
  • Intelligence
  • Diligence
  • Public relations
  • Leadership abilities
  • Mental Aptitude
  • Ability to articulate concepts
  • Personable and professional telephone manner
  • Sales skills
  • Integrity
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Computer skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task effectively
  • Ambition
  • Creativity
  • Enthusiasm
While some of the above speak to basic skills that begin to develop well before undergraduate school, other traits really speak to a person's character and values. Obtaining a business degree is only one part of the equation. Presenting yourself as a whole person with well-rounded skills, abilities, and work values, is what really makes the difference between getting a job, or not.



12/18/2011 5:17:47 PM
kayray2000 said:

Must be hard to have all those traits!!!:)


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