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What Employers Look For

Many of the skills employers look for in a candidate are transferable skills, or skills that can

be used in a variety of jobs.

The top skills employers look for when taking on new employees are:

  • People skills and the ability to work well in a team

  • Good communication & listening skills

  • Planning and organizational skills

  • Candidates who have initiative and a can-do attitude

  • Problem-solving skills


An interview can help a Manager determine three things before making a decision to hire you:

1. Can you do the job: Do you have the necessary skills, abilities, knowledge,

    experience & qualifications?

2. Are you motivated: Are you motivated, dependable and do your goals benefit the


3. Do you fit with the organization: Does your appearance, presentation & good

    attitude go well with the culture of the company?

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