Jobseeker Advice from CareerRush:

What Employers Want to Hear

If you are trying to get hired for a great new job, you need to set yourself up as the best prospective employee that the hiring manager could find. What you are essentially doing is selling your talent and your skills in such a way that it will look like the company will be making a mistake if they do not hire you. In order to sell yourself to such a degree; however, you will need to understand what it is that employers want to hear. Once you learn how to tell them things about yourself that they want to know, you will have the best shot of setting yourself apart from the crowd and making a lasting impression on the hiring manager.

Communication Is Key

The first thing that your future employer wants to know about you is the fact that you will be able to communicate well. In business, knowing how to get your ideas across will be an essential step for any member of the team. Employers want to see that you know how to communicate well, both in writing and in speech. Your writing skills will come across in your resume and cover letter. Your communication in speech will be indicated by an interview.

If you want to show that you are a good communicator, your words will be energetic, clear, and concise. You must be capable of showing a great deal of personality and enthusiasm with everything you are putting forth, while still maintaining a professional attitude. When you are able to tell any employer exactly who you are, what your goals are, and why you are qualified, you will already be establishing yourself as a good employee with a strong work ethic.

Adaptability Is Important In An Ever Changing Market

The current state of the economy is hurting businesses all over and as a result, most businesses are being forced to find ways to cut back all over. It's becoming harder to hire new people, so you will want to make yourself seem extra special if you plan on landing the job. Proving that you can work under tight constraints and that you can learn to be flexible will be important if you plan on securing a job.

Flexibility can be demonstrated in the communication of past experiences that you have had where you needed to work under strange constraints and under a deadline. Showing how you were able to solve any problems in a creative way can help you make a lasting impression on your future boss. Telling them exactly how you can think outside the box and bring about creative solutions is exactly what they want in an employee.

Organizational Skills Are Also Important

An employer also wants someone who is great with organization. Putting ideas together in a way that makes them immediately accessible can be important. If you want to help yourself get the job, consider all of the ways in which you can organize yourself going into an interview so that your employers can see exactly how well put together you are. By telling them all of these things about yourself, you can make such an impression that you should have little trouble setting yourself apart from the general crowd.

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