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Yes, personality does matter! Hiring decisions today are based on more than having a specific skill set or an abundance of experience. Employers are also looking for employees who fit their company culture. So why does personality matter? By assessing a candidate’s personality traits, a hiring manager will assess whether a candidate fits into their company’s culture. Although each employer may value different traits based on the core values of their business, the following traits are the most attractive to future employers:
1. Be trustworthy, respectful of others, and team-oriented.
Part of fitting into a company’s culture is fitting in with the people who make up the culture.
2. Make sure your personality is enthusiastic, passionate, tenacious, and confident.
Employers know that when employees thrive in their work environment, the company thrives as well.
3. Show dedication, flexibility, and professionalism.
Employers aim for employees who are professional in their work commitment and to the company’s core values. Everyone knows that projects, tasks, and interactions do not always go as planned. Above all, show you are flexible and can adapt to multiple situations.
4. Be intellectually curious and show your emotional intelligence.
Intellectual curiosity and emotional intelligence complement one another. Employers appreciate candidates who have a desire to learn and who want to discover new things. As a result, employers will look at an employee’s ability to balance themselves and their interpersonal relationships.
Finally, personality matters more today in the hiring process than ever before. Furthermore, by paying attention to these traits you will gain the hiring manager’s attention and give yourself a better chance to land your dream job.
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