In Nigeria today, the continuous increase in Unemployment is Alarming. As much as we blame the government for not creating enough job opportunities, or sometimes, you just need to know to the right people, job seekers also have a role to play too. Some very important and exceptional skills are needed to be steps ahead of your competitors.
However, as a job seeker, it is very important you know that employers are in search for some rare attributes in the candidate they intend to give employment. They believe what they can feel or perceive during an interview is just as important and necessary as your CV.
If you’re presently seeking employment, there are attributes required of you by employers you need to know about.
Want to be a job seeker any company will beg to have? Read on. We have gathered some attributes you should know and emulate.
Here are 5 must have skills employers are looking for in a candidate:
1. GOOD COMMUNICATION SKILL:
Every establishment desire staff members with this great skill. The ability to communicate with top persons in the organization, fellow colleagues and clients is very essential in any organization you see yourself. Every employer seeks this skill in job seekers. Therefore, it is important to and practice this skill to help you while hunting.
2. ABILITY TO WORK AS A TEAM:
Team work is very important. No employer would like someone who cannot work as a team, or survive in a team. You as a job seeker, take out time and explain your team work abilities clearly in your resume and cover letter.
For example, You can explain how youve been able to successfully work with several teams years back. Organizations always look out for such attribute because the attitude of a single team member can improve or ruin a teams effort.
3. ABILITY TO TAKE INITIATIVE:
Employers are in search of people who can take initiatives on their own, work without direct supervision, run the company without the boss around and make decisions like they own the organization.
The demand for super smart people is on the high side therefore, you should see this skill as very important and learn it. Get employed and work as an employer.
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4. PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILL:
The sole aim of any employer when hiring, is to solve a particular problem in the company. They are in search of people with this rare ability. Not everybody likes the sight of problems not even the very least of them.
No organization wants people like this as they double the problem and slow down work flow and effectiveness.
5. GOOD INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
A near perfect interpersonal skill is highly recommended for some really sensitive positions in an establishment. For instance, the way you relate, interact, and communicate with others in the workplace has a silent overall effect on productivity.
Research has shown that once there is an overall feeling of togetherness in any organization, productivity is always on the increase. Workflow is not disturbed, Hence, effectiveness that yields productivity.
“So that’s it on 5 Guidelines for Job Hunting, do you think you know any more skills or guidelines to add in this list please leave it in the comments section below.”
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