Employers Rate The Importance of Candidate Skills

Finding a job can be tough at the best of times. Knowing specifically what skills are in-demand by top companies can help you craft a resume that highlights these essentials – or choose what abilities to acquire for the evolving market conditions.

View the table below to see what skills and qualities are rated most important by some top employers. Do you possess all of these skills? Some of these skills?

The staff at Community Employment Service can help you craft your resume to highlight your most important skills, and help you attain the rest. (Call 519-751-4357)

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How to demonstrate the most sought-after skill by employers

Want to demonstrate that most in-demand skill, “verbal communications” right off the bat to potential employers? It starts before you even know that the job interview has begun. When you first meet your interviewer in the lobby or the reception area, you’ll shake hands and make some pleasant small talk on the way to the room where the formal interview will take place.

Even before you sit down and start discussing your credentials, the employer is forming their crucial first impression of you. Do you seem stiff and robotic? Friendly and confident? Are you able to chat easily with someone you’ve just met? Can you tell a story? Are you funny, charming, likeable?

“How are you?” and “How was your weekend?” aren’t just filler as you walk down the hall.  They’re job interview questions.  Take the opportunity to demonstrate your verbal communication skills. Tell an anecdote about your commute, share an observation about something in the news, compliment the office or work location.

Keep it positive and upbeat. You want the employer to think that you are someone they wouldn’t mind interacting with on a daily basis and who could also represent their brand well to potential partners and customers.

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