Top 3 Skills Employers are Looking for in Job Seekers

pay phonesEvery job-seeker has at one point had this question cross their mind: “What skills and traits are employers looking for?” Especially as a new graduate, job hunting can be a bit of a scary time trying to find your first real job out of school. Most job-seekers wish they could unlock the secret formula to winning the hearts and minds of employers.  While every job is different and each employer is looking for a specific set of skills, there are some employee traits that are universal across the board that employers are looking for. The good news is that most job seekers possess these skills to some extent.

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Modern Day Jack-Of-All-Trades

work and coffeeLast week, I attended a four-day, annual, national student journalism conference called NASH 77 hosted by the Canadian University Press and the University of Ottawa’s The Fulcrum, in the glowing heart of the country.

Throughout the plethora of skill-building workshops, inspiring keynotes (CBC’s Peter Mansbridge and CTV’s Lisa LaFlamme), fascinating roundtables, inevitable networking, fancy dinners and social events, there was one recurring theme that stood out to me most: in this day and age, you need to have the whole package. Continue Reading

Get the Interview, Then What?

Offer on the table

At the end of the day, you will go to more interviews than you will receive actual job offers. But, think of it this way: the more interviews you go to, the better you become in them. It’s just a matter of time before the offer is on the table! – Jen Elson, ’10

So, here we are with another school year almost gone and the time many new job candidates enter the pool of potential employees. Now whether you are a seasoned career veteran looking for a change of scenery or a recent graduate just entering the work force, one thing is for sure, you will have to get prepared for the interview process.
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