August 29, 2016

These Personality Traits Will Help You Find A Job

The job search is competitive. There are hundreds of applicants applying for every single job. How are you going to set yourself apart? Will it be your out of this world intelligence? Your exceptional good looks? Your mastery of technical skills? Or something else? One thing that every employer actively looks for is the right personality traits.

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Employers will often hire for personality over skill. Skills can be learned, perfected, and tweaked, but personality is harder to adjust. Let your personality shine during the job search. It’s often the deciding factor when a hiring manager has to choose between one candidate or another.

Below you’ll find the top personality traits that will help you find a job:

  • Friendly
  • Adaptable
  • Open
  • Goal Oriented
  • Confident
  • Intelligent
  • Emotionally Stable
  • Rational
  • Social
  • Positive
  • Creative
  • Professional
  • Curious
  • Passionate
  • Trustworthy
  • Team Player

Are you wondering how hiring managers identify your personality traits? It’s easier than you might think. By taking note of your communication skills, attention to detail, interactions with other job seekers, how you answer questions during the job interview, and questions asked during the reference check, hiring managers can paint a decent picture of what you’re really like. It’s their job and their good at it.

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Now changing your personality is a tall order. While it may be challenging, you can develop certain traits and habits that make you more employable. It’s hard to change your personality and it will definitely push your comfort zone, but it will result in a positive outcome – like you finding a job.

Work on your personality traits if you want to find a job. A few small tweaks and you’ll be on the fast track to success. Are you ready to let your personality shine?

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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