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This Is How to Get Your Next Job by Richard Nelson Bolles, Andrea Kay

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What Employers Look For

  1. Consistent, stable behavior
  2. Clear, critical thinking
  3. Maturity
  4. Professionalism
  5. Excitement about the job and the industry
  6. Positive, can-do attitude
  7. Self-initiative
  8. Inventive, innovative, creative thinking
  9. Desire to grow with the company
  10. Intellectual curiosity
  11. Eagerness to learn and excel
  12. Ability to work well with others and on teams
  13. Flexibility and adaptability
  14. Gumption and passion that says you’re worth the investment it will take to train you
  15. Desire to be a part of something bigger than yourself
  16. Ability to communicate
  17. Leadership potential and that “special something”

As you can see, this isn’t a checklist pertaining to experience or functional skills. These are behaviors, qualities, characteristics, sensibilities, attitudes, ...

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