The Employment market has been advancing and candidates have been equipping
themselves with the latest skills to enhance their employability. With the growing
number of competent candidates, here are a few skills that the recruiters need to look
for in a candidate so as to pick the best out of all:
1. Passion and Confidence: Every company would be glad to have a worker on
board who is enthusiastic about his/her work, about the organization and the
values it conveys. Somebody who talks, looks and acts like a genuine brand
minister. Somebody who effectively has the capacity to draw in new customers,
who gets the message out and who can obtain feedback out of the customers.
This quality however, cannot be ascertained just by analyzing the resume.
Hence, a recruiter must make an effort to interact personally with the candidate
and ask the right questions to assess whether he/she possess the motivation for
the job. Pre-interview via telephone can be one tool that the recruiter can employ
for this purpose.
2. Communication: A study showed that 98 percent of employers say effective
communication skills are essential for their candidates. A recruiter would be
looking for someone who knows how to communicate the right way in any
situation (no matter whether it is verbally on the phone or face to face, in writing
emails/letters, posting on social media or by using body language).
3. Target-driven: Every recruiter would be happy to have an employee on board
who is highly self-motivated. Someone who doesn’t need to be pushed or
reminded of what needs to be done and how it needs to be done.
4. Teamwork: Teamwork is the essence to success of every company and getting
employees on board who work well as a team is what recruiters strive for. Having
a great team worker among your staff can have the following benefits for your
company: objectives will be accomplished faster, targets will be met or even
surpassed and workplace will be more joyful, more advantageous, more positive
and more beneficial because of the cooperation.
5. Competence: Every recruiter would be happy to have an employee on board
who is fully competent in his job duties. Someone who knows what, when and
how something needs to be done. A person who can accomplish certain
outcomes if clear targets are being set.
6. Adaptability: An employee who is flexible with regard to working hours, working
days, travel commitments and job duties is highly desirable. Someone who can
show that he will not stop as soon as the clock strikes 5pm, who is also prepared
to work during unsocial hours, who is prepared to travel to other cities or
countries and can stay away from home for some days and who takes on duties
out of their official job description is often hard to find and therefore welcomed.
7. Problem – solver: Every recruiter would be happy to have an employee on
board who is an effective problem solver. Somebody who knows precisely how to
handle and take care of emerging issues amid specific assignments.
8. Integrity: Candidates carrying a genuine feeling of uprightness should be
preferred over the ones that don’t. Someone who is honest with themselves and
with others, who doesn’t have any problems in admitting their strengths and
weaknesses, who is loyal and would never criticize an employer or other staff
members (previous and current ones).
9. Reliability: Each employer would be glad to have a worker on board who can
be trusted and depended on regardless of what the conditions may be. Realizing
that somebody is there who can assume responsibility of specific errands and
can be an exceptionally reassuring.
10. Storytelling: According to LinkedIn, the skill of storytelling is really important for
any candidate and unfortunately this is the skill which is completely ignored by
most of the recruiters. It’s a scientific and intellectual skill, it provides a
humongous opportunity to any recruitment company. Figures, facts and
communication skills combined with storytelling grabs fast attention and provides an interesting twist to the concept. Therefore, focusing on this skill is absolutely a