Certain Personality Traits Can Help You Get Hired

Thursday, October 27th, 2016 | Tags: , , ,
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It is hard to truly know what exactly the hiring manager is looking for when making hiring decisions. Yes, the hiring manager is looking for specific skills in candidates, but we all know that just because candidates have certain skills doesn’t mean they necessarily land the job. Skills alone are not the key focus when it comes to hiring decisions. One must have the skills and there is no doubt about that, but more and more company culture is becoming a focus. Hiring mangers are know focused on how candidates would fit into the company culture. Personality matters more than ever when it comes to landing the job. Being flexible and openminded can help you get hired.

What main personality traits can help candidates get the job? Business Insider explored the topic of personality traits and hiring in an online article. According to the article, “Managers usually find job applicants with sufficient technical skills – or at least the capacity to acquire them.”  However, these hiring mangers need to make sure that candidates can fit into the company culture. A key quote from the article stands out, stating, “You can’t teach honesty or character.” This quote is from Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert, who stresses the need for certain personality traits in candidates. It is clear that personality matters when hiring decisions are made. Do you have the personality traits that hiring managers want?

Let’s look at what personality traits are attractive to employers: 

  • Being trustworthy
  • Being enthusiastic
  • Being emotionally intelligent
  • Being respectful
  • Being passionate about work
  • Being intellectually curious
  • Being professional
  • Being team-oriented
  • Being articulate
  • Being organized
  • Being results-oriented
  • Being flexible
  • Being dedicated and loyal
  • Being tenacious
  • Being confident
  • Having a sense of humor



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Be More Hirable: Follow These Tips

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 | Tags: , ,
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Finding the right job can be difficult. You want to be a good fit in your job and the companies that are hiring want you to fit their culture. A Forbes article contributed by The Muse online looked at this topic.  So, what did the article explain about making people more hirable? What can you do to be more hirable? Let’s find out:

What makes others get new gigs while you are still stuck in your job and not getting noticed? You might need to think about your personal brand and who you are as a job candidate. You can boost your hire-ability in a few different ways, and all of these ways deal with your personal brand.

  • Make sure your online presence shows your best self and that is is updated and true to your personal brand – what does your online presence include? One main online presence needs to show you in a positive, professional way, and this is the LinkedIn presence. Make sure your LinkedIn is clear and organized it is easy for recruiters to find. Hiring managers check LinkedIn to see what candidates are posting. Also, the profile page is viewed by hiring managers and the hiring managers use LinkedIn profile pages as a good resource. Make your LinkedIn page one that recruiters will find to be attractive online.
  • Use a headshot or a professional picture in your LinkedIn profile. This is pretty self-explanatory.
  • Add a line to your professional summary. This shows you are open to new opportunities and that you are interested in new roles.
  • Know your personal brand – own it- have a personal website if you want – just make sure that your online profile and presence are portraying you in your personal light.