Today, we are pleased to announce the first expert roundup on our blog. We caught up with three career experts who have been successful in the industry and asked them only one question.
“What traits do employers look for in an employee?”
Read below to get their expert opinion.
Name: Joshua Adeyemo
Website: Workplace Nigeria
Employers generally look to recruit competent people. Competence is an indispensable trait every employer has in mind. If you end up with incompetent employees, then the purpose of talent acquisition has been defeated. Can he or she do the job? This is not a question of academic or professional certificates acquired, it is the practical application of knowledge and experience to achieve result in the prospective job.
2. Goal Oriented
Organizations have goals and employers seek to recruit people who will join their team to to ensure the attainment of corporate goals. Employers want to hire job seekers who always escalate their goals. They understand that money, power, status and possessions mean little without true passion for the job and, when recruiting seek people who feel the same way.
Name: Anthonia Opara
Linkedin profile: AnthoniaOpara
Every employer looks out for a character-driven individual as an employee because they are positive minded, self-disciplined and dependable. They are a positive influence to peers and subordinates and molding them into desired or leadership roles is neither a tall order nor a risk and as know a company is only as good as the quality of its people.
Name: Segun Akiode
Trait 1 – Every employer is always willing to hire an employee with the hope that such an employee would add ‘value’ to the organisation.
Trait 2 – Employers are excited when they encounter employees that understand how organizations work and operate i.e. they are organisational-savvy employees.
Trait 3 – Every employer always desire to hire an employee that posses basic skills required to function in the job. Skills such as Professionalism, Positive attitude, Self-management, Analytical thinking, and Technologically savvy to mention a few.
Every organization is set up to make profit and would employ any applicant that is focused on helping them make more profit. The question is, are you the one?
Name: Susan Popoola
“Employers would like employees to come with technical skills and experience that are relevant to the job, however, with the issue of skills shortages, there is a recognition that the right person can be trained. The right person is typically seen as someone with employability skills which can be broadly classified as Communication; Time Management; Team Work; Leadership; Empathy and Resilience skills. Above and beyond everything else employers say that they want employees who have the right attitude and are motivated as they believe that everything else can be taught.”
Thank you to everyone who took part in our first ever career expert roundup.
Now over to our readers, share with us the trait you think employers are looking for in an employee.
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