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What values does a industry look for in a person they are hiring?

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Justin’s Answer

This is a wide topic because each industry is going to have its own nuances. But I will answer from my experience as a hiring manager for customer service and tech support.

I needed individuals that were good communicators. If someone was in an interview muttering or not speaking so that I could hear them clearly, I wouldn't want them on my team (accents not included). The other thing that is very important is bringing the customer along. There is the truth, and then being prepared to hear the truth. If a interviewee could walk me through an answer to my question in a logical order that I could follow, I knew that they would be able to walk a customer through a situation and bring the issue to resolution.

I also want integrity. This one should be pretty universal. I have heard some answers to questions that I knew the conclusion was not true. If the interviewee did all the things that they said they did, the conclusion that they gave me just didn't make sense. If I got the sense that the answer was fabricated, then their integrity was in question, and they were not going to be on my team.

If you know what industry you are looking to go in, and what role in that industry, then the best way to determine the nuances is to find someone who does that job and ask them some questions. What makes them successful in their role? What characteristics do they see in their peers that make their peers successful? There is not one way to do most jobs. Find out what works, then go work on that skill so that when the opportunity presents itself, you are ready.
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Lori’s Answer

Francisco,

I noticed the hashtag welding . . . have I got wonderful news for you!

This industry has been hurting for workers so badly that many companies are investing in apprentices by providing paid training then guaranteeing a job upon passing a certification. Welding is the highest paid trade and because of the continued demand, it can offer you a stable, career ladder.

Be sure to the read the links below---they offer current statistics, descriptions of certifications, and descriptions of different types of welders, including under water welders!

Lori recommends the following next steps:

See a school guidance counselor about your interest in welding. There could be a program in your school district to help you or they may have additional resources about certifications, etc.
https://www.bls.gov/ooh/production/welders-cutters-solderers-and-brazers.htm#tab-2
https://primeweld.com/blogs/news/whats-the-welding-job-outlook-for-2021
https://www.npr.org/2020/10/20/925530452/it-pays-to-be-an-apprentice-63-more
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