Here Are The Strengths You Need to Impress Your Future Employers
by Anne Marielle Eugenio, August 17, 2020 4:39pm
Art by Ahl Mirambel
The ideal career is one that fuels your passion and puts food on the table. You’re lucky if you find a job that does both, and luckier if you actually land on one. When applying, you will compete with a number of applicants. Every year, thousands of fresh graduates will add to that number. For you to have higher chances of being hired for the job you want, you need to have an edge against your competitors, maybe your experiences, training, or educational background.
But it’s also important to stress out your strengths. We’ve listed out those “strengths” that are sure to impress your potential employers.
You Should be Confident
As a job applicant, it’s important to make a great first impression with your future employer. You should appear poised the moment they called your name. This shows through the way you dress, speak, and carry yourself. Make sure you are dressed appropriately and be confident in your answers.
You Should be a Team Player
It's great to do your job well on your own, but it’s another challenge when you’re collaborating with others. Being able to work well with others is a must for each employee so you can achieve the output required. As the famous saying goes, “No man is an island.”
You Should be Flexible
When you apply for a job, you are given a job description. But sometimes, when you’re in the actual workplace or field, the job requires more than the things listed on your JD. Being able to respond and adapt to change means a lot to your employer. Who knows. Maybe you can develop a skill that will be responsible for promotion.
You Should be Trustworthy
Employers will only hire employees they can trust, be it in submitting deliverables or keeping documents confidential. It is important that you will earn the trust of your bosses and co-workers so you can keep a smooth relationship with them. You will be able to keep a good record that would reflect when you apply for your next job.
You Should be Hardworking
No matter what field or industry you are in, being a hard worker should not be a question. When a task is assigned to you, remember to give your 100% in executing it. Also, being punctual reflects this strength—make sure to be on time so you can finish your work ahead of its deadline. But don’t forget to have a work-life balance so you can stay productive.
It’s normal to feel nervous on your first job interview, we've all been there. But you can find your way through this interview. You’ll nail this one.