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What Skills Are Employers Looking For?

ESS Candidate Newsletter – December, 2017

Worthington, OH December 01, 2017

In this month’s, ask the recruiter, we discuss what employers are looking for in a candidate.

Introduction – Aaron Wandtke
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Ask the Recruiter “What skills are employers looking for?”
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As we wrap up 2017 and begin looking forward to 2018, we cannot help but feel excited about the future. The job market will remain strong as companies continue to add the right talent. At ESS, we are adding new companies to work with each month because of our efforts and market conditions. If you have a job within a skill set you have not been able to place in the last month or quarter, let me know. I may be able to point you in the direction.

This is also the time of year where people take time to reflect. I would encourage you to reflect on the year and update your resume at the same time. Be sure to write down everything you accomplished. Include numbers and statistics that may be valuable for your next position. If you need help or would like to review a sample resume, please contact me.

Thank you for making 2017 a great year. I hope you and your family have a great holiday season and I hope we get to work together in 2018.

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Ask the Recruiter – “What skills are employers looking for?”

Personal growth and development are areas you have 100% control over. One of the questions we ask people when we hire is, “what type of professional development have you completed in the last year and who paid for it?” Oftentimes, there is dead silence as the applicant realizes they have made zero investment in improving themselves.

Employers today want people who take initiative and ownership of their results. Employers also are looking for people who have the right people skills to lead people. Leading as a manager is one thing but there is also value in leading people who may not report to you who ultimately help you reach your goals.

When was the last time someone from a completely random department took interest in your department? If someone did, I bet you remember that person.  Remember, leaders are not born they are made.

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