Ideal candidate’s skills. What do employers expect from you?

For each position you are applying for, there is a set of specific qualities and skills that the ideal candidate should meet in order to get the job. Nevertheless, generally, there is a standard set of qualities that employers expect from the ideal candidate.

For each position you are applying for, there is a set of specific qualities and skills that the ideal candidate should meet in order to get the job.

Nevertheless, generally, there is a standard set of qualities that employers expect from the ideal candidate. During an interview, do not miss the opportunity to highlight these qualities illustrating through concrete situations that prove your skills and abilities.

The ideal candidate should have the following qualities and skills:

  • Communication: you are able to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing and you admit that for a good communication you must know how to listen actively and extract the necessary information.
  • Leadership: you take the responsibility to achieve the set goals and take initiative without being told what to do.
  • Problem solving orientation: you are able to identify and analyse an/a existing/potential problem and find suitable solutions for each situation.
  • Trust: you know your strong points, what you are able to do and what you can do.
  • Flexibility: you adapt slightly depending on the situation and you are open to new ideas and people.
  • Energy: you like to work and you are willing to invest time and effort to achieve your goals.
  • Teamwork: you are a team worker, but you can also work individually.

The qualities that employers want from an ideal candidate range according to the industry/field you are applying for, this is why your CV should be customised corresponding to the position and field of interest.

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