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Qualities Employers Desire

Ability to Communicate
Organize and present your thoughts coherently through the written or spoken word.
Intelligence
Has “street sense”, “common sense”, and ability to learn.
Self Confidence
Recognizes ones own worth, has conviction, will stand up.
Willing to Accept Responsibility
Volunteers, takes on challenges, admits mistakes, “I’ll do it” attitude
Initiative
Self-starter, self-motivated, works with little supervision.
Leadership
Take charge, in control, influences others.
Energy Level
Works hard, endurance, relishes work.
Imagination
Finds solutions, sees possibilities, innovative.
Flexibility
Adaptable, not rigid, capable of and receptive to change.
Interpersonal Skills
Gets along with people, pleasant personality.
Self-Knowledge
Realistic, no hang-ups, know who they are, knows what they can do and want to do.
Ability to Handle Conflict
Rolls with the punches, functions under pressure.
Goal Achievement
Sets goals, works toward goals, achieves.
Competitiveness
Works toward winning, tries to improve, be the best.
Vocational Skills
Can do the job, trainable, has appropriate skills.
Direction
Know what you want in life, in a job, has goals.