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What are the skills and experiences you're looking for in an ideal candidate?

What are the skills and experiences you're looking for in an ideal candidate?

Thank you comment icon Hi Curtis! Could you include more details in your question? I'm not sure what kind of career you are asking about. Alexandra Carpenter, Admin

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Angela’s Answer

Any hiring manager will look for specific qualities/experience/skills that pertain to the job itself. If you're looking for advice on skills/experience in general, I think hiring managers typically look for people who are easy to communicate with (relative to the job) and people who have used any of the technologies that the company uses (ex: Excel, Salesforce, Microsoft Teams, etc.). Managers also like candidates who can work well within a group. Typically, people aren't working on their own, they're a part of a team - especially when you are new. However, individual contribution is key to success within a team. Think of that like being on a basketball team - each person on the court matters and is important and must contribute to the success of winning the game.
I hope this helps!
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Christa’s Answer

Hi - it will depend on what you want to do / the type of role, but generally someone who is willing to learn and have an impact in their particular role are things that are important to me as a hiring manager. In addition, good communication skills - including strong writing - are things that you can use in a variety of roles and fields. Ultimately, there may be specific skills for roles you are applying for, and what's most important is being able to show that you have been able to demonstrate those skills in past roles or experiences. Best wishes in your journey!
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Fred’s Answer

Can you be a bit more specific as to what kind of job? The desired skills will vary greatly depending on the job/field. A doctor does not need to be familiar with the Java programming language, and a plumber does not need to know about patent law (probably).

Generally speaking, almost all jobs require:
1) good communication skills. Being able to speak and write well is a must.
2) A good personality - you want someone who will work well with others.
3) I always appreciate an appropriate sense of humor.
4) Being punctual - few things annoy me more than someone who is always late

I'm sure there are more, but this is at least something to get you thinking.
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