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Personality Traits that Impress Interviewers

Apr 8, 2019 |
Employers,  |
Mitchell Riley |

You see, professional accomplishments and industry experience are only a part of what matters in a job interview; interviewers are on the lookout for additional skills and certain personality traits that make candidates stand out from the rest.

It’s difficult for candidates to show their personalities in a short interview but some people manage to do it with their answers.

Here are some of the top personality traits that impress interviewers:

1. Multitaskers

Once candidates are hired, it’s highly unlikely that their responsibilities are limited to what was initially listed in their job descriptions. In startups and smalls companies, employees are expected to perform multiple functions.

Employers are looking for candidates that are willing to step out of their roles and do what it takes to support the company.

Small businesses don’t have the manpower of large corporations; such organizations are searching for candidates that can thrive in chaos.

2. Strategists

Candidates often make the mistake of assuming that if they meet the bare minimum of the job requirements, then they should get hired.

Businesses are looking for employees that can help them grow—meeting the minimum just doesn’t cut it.

Employers want strategic thinkers who can think out of the box and set long-term goals for the organization. If a candidate seems to have a vision for the organization and what they can bring to the table, their chances of being hired grow exponentially.

3. Team Players

Gone are the days where organizations sought to find success by pitting employees against each other. Whether you’re running a startup or a multinational corporation, the benefits of having functional and effective teams are far greater than those of a competitive environment.

It doesn’t matter what industry you’re from, all employers will prosper with candidates that gel with other staff members and step in to help when needed.

4. Independent Thinkers

Employees that are constantly looking to their supervisors/managers for direction show a lack of confidence in their abilities.

Good employers aren’t looking for “yes” people who never challenge others and put forth their own opinions. Organizations rely on new ideas to grow and if candidates don’t show that they can think independently, they’ll probably not be hired.

If you’re a water and fire damage restoration company looking for star candidates with the above personality traits, get in touch with OPS Staffing.

We offer recruiting services for water and fire restoration companies. With our stringent vetting process and interviews, we find restoration companies the finest Project Managers, Estimators, Business Development Executives, Office Managers and other Upper Management professionals in the market!

Contact us today.

Posted: Apr 8, 2019
Posted by: Mitchell Riley
OPS Staffing | + 1 (888) 482-6019

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