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Job Hunting for Rookies by LID Editorial

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CHAPTER 2

Understanding whatemployers want

Appreciating the skills and qualities that employers want

Most employers believe that certain skills and qualities are essential in the people that they hire. And if you can show an employer that you have those skills and qualities, you can help yourself to stand out from the rest of the crowd.

Surveys frequently ask employers what they want from the people they hire, and I am going to share with you the top skills that employers talk about again and again. Employers may not always mention all of these top skills and qualities in the job advertisements that they place. Sometimes they just assume that candidates will have them.

Bear in mind that different employers emphasize certain skills and qualities ...

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