What do employers want?
- motivation for the role;
- the ability to adapt to and share the organisation’s vision and ethos;
- relevant skills and competencies.
Even for those jobs that require specific technical or scientific expertise, the successful candidate will be the one who demonstrates motivation and the personal and transferable skills needed to succeed.
It is not uncommon to find that a personality profile is a part of the initial application process and to be asked to provide very detailed examples of competencies such as ‘teamwork’ or ‘problem solving’ on the application forms.
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