10 Things That Employers Expect From You
Employers are looking for more than qualifications. If you dont have the right attitude than both your employer and work colleagues will be unhappy. Ensure you approach your job with enthusiasm, motivation and confidence.
You need to demonstrate that you are not simply looking for a pay check at the end of each week. You are interested in your work and are committed to the organisation and the work it undertakes. No company is keen on a person who has been job-hopping, so portray your ability and desire to stay with the firm for a period of time.
Turn up for work it seems so simple! An employer hires someone for a job and expects them to come to work. Nevertheless, absenteeism and workers turning up late is a concern and expense for many companies. You need to manage your time to ensure you are always punctual for work and if you are sick be courteous and contact your employer asap.
Good Oral and Written Communication Skills
No matter what the job, oral and written communication skills are essential. You need to be able to effectively communicate to your work colleagues, bosses and clients. Write clearly with a reasonable grasp of spelling and grammar and get information and your ideas effectively across to other people.
As the saying goes honesty is the best policy. Employers will respect your honesty and it will demonstrate your good work ethic. If you don�t have the required skills for the job then dont lie. Indicate that you are willing to learn (see below) and show enthusiasm.
Willingness to Learn
Everyone doesnt know everything. Even people who have been in a job for 20 years can still learn new things. So demonstrate that you are keen to learn, whether this is directly related to your job or some other aspect of the organisation you never know what opportunities may arise.
Showing that you are a flexible employee could be the X-factor needed to secure a job offer. Companies want people who can work beyond their job specifications, have multiple skills and knowledge, and can manage more than one project at a time.
Use Your Initiative
Demonstrate that you can think outside the square. Creativity and innovative thinking are excellent qualities that employers love to see.
Ability to Work as Part of a Team
There is no I in team! Teamwork is becoming a major aspect of our working lives. Interaction with peers and bosses is certainly important.
Ensure you have a mature outlook and judgment. Dress appropriately for the industry. With experience you will gain professionalism through your ability to perform under pressure and maintain control in difficult situations or confrontations.
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