AUTHOR:
Kate

DATE:
November 5, 2018

CATEGORIES:
Success from the Start

READING TIME:
2 minutes

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5 Attributes Employers Look For

AUTHOR:
Kate

DATE:
November 5, 2018

CATEGORIES:
Success from the Start

READING TIME:
2 minutes

Finding the perfect career match can be difficult for both job seekers and employers. Job seekers want to find a position that showcases their skills, provides stability, and allows them to grow in their career. Employers want to provide that atmosphere while bringing in a new addition that compliments the company’s structure and atmosphere. Although there are many attributes employers look for with various roles, these five are universal:

1. Ambition

Employers want new associates who are ready to tackle the challenges of a new job. New associates need to be excited for training, future opportunities, and eager to begin their career. By showing your excitement in an interview, employers will see you as motivated and ready to join their team.

2. Team-Oriented Outlook

Although some job roles require working alone, there is still the overarching goal of improving the team and organization. Employers want someone whose goal is to boost their team’s performance alongside their own. Preparing a few stories for your interview about how you helped a team accomplish a goal can help show a team-oriented outlook.

3. Meeting Job Requirements

Employers have a role to fill, and they want someone who is prepared for the task at hand. Before submitting a resume or cover letter, read through the job qualifications and expectations. If the job doesn’t seem like a good fit for you, hold off on submitting your information until you find a role you are better suited for.

4. Organizational Skills

Balancing responsibilities is crucial when starting a new position. You’re going to learn about the company, your team, and your new job role. Once that is mastered, you’ll have to be organized to stay on top of projects and deadlines. When you’re interviewing, have a quick story ready that highlights your organizational skills.

5. Positive Attitude

Working with someone who has a negative attitude isn’t fun for anyone and hinders productivity. Employers want someone who can handle a challenge with a calm, determined mindset. During your interview, mention how you used a positive mindset to overcome a barrier.

Large corporations like Reynolds and Reynolds have openings company-wide that suit a variety of personality types. If you’re looking for a job that fits your needs and helps you grow, check out reyrey.com/careers and let our recruiters help you find your perfect match!


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Kate

Kate is a graduate of Ohio University, where she studied Communication Studies. She has worked at Reynolds and Reynolds for the past six years and has gone from a corporate recruiter to a supervisor in the recruiting department. Kate enjoys trying new recipes, DIY projects, and traveling to new places. In her spare time, she likes to volunteer through the opportunities provided at Reynolds.