What are the top characteristics that our clients are looking for?
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What are the top characteristics that our clients are looking for?

We are partnered with leading private and governmental entities in UAE and we understand our client requirements perfectly. In this occasion, we would like to share with you the top 6 characteristics of a good employee candidate.

1. Reliability

Companies inherently value reliability. Reliability comes along with amazing actions that are well-accepted in any company such as: manage commitments, proactive communication, excel daily, integrity, among others.

Some questions to ask or answer during an interview:

  • You have a project deadline and you have committed to other different tasks with your colleagues. You cannot deliver all the job committed. What would be your approach?
  • Give an example on how you work in a situation where you must prioritize and multitask without supervision. How do you fell about it? What steps do you take?

2. Communication skills

The ability to communicate well internally and externally is a key skill. It is not only about expressing your ideas coherently, it is also about the ability to listen to others and respond effectively.

Some questions to ask or answer during an interview:

  • How do you explain a complex technical problem to a person who has no technical background? What would be your approach?
  • Describe a situation where you communicate effectively an unpleasant situation to a superior. What was your approach?

3. Adaptable

The ability to change in a fast paced environment or to work under unpredictive circumstances. Business are evolving and employees needs to adapt to new situations everyday from processes to structural changes. For this reason, to be adaptable is a one of the top skills that companies are looking for.

Some questions to ask or answer during an interview:

  • Describe the latest change that you have had. How do you fell about the change?
  • Imagine that you are facing an important obstacle during one of your projects, what will you do? How will you overcome the same? What steps will you take?

4. Enthusiastic/Passionate

Great employees who stay at a company are passionate about their work and company. As a very well-know quote says: “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”.

Some questions to ask or answer during an interview:

  • Give one example of things that you have done that demonstrate your passion about.
  • How did you discover your passion?

5. Strong work ethic

This skill is the super trend! You can see in different job descriptions and even in values of the company. What does it mean exactly? Work Ethic refers to how you feel about your career, the level of respect you show to your co-workers and how you communicate and interact with them. Some of the characteristics related to strong work ethic are: honesty, integrity, humility and accountability. In general terms, it is your identity.

Some questions to ask or answer during an interview:

  • Give 2 examples where you demonstrate strong work ethic.
  • What does work ethic mean to you?

6. Positive attitude

A positive attitude has benefits for individual employees, their colleagues and company environment. Positivity leads to a more productive day & improve teamwork. A positive candidate acknowledges mistakes and still moves forward in a positive way.

Some questions to ask or answer during an interview:

  • Tell me about a time when it was necessary to admit to others that you had made a mistake. How did you handle that?
  • Drawing on your work experience, can you give me an example of a time when you wanted to give up, and chose not to.

Are you the good candidate that our partners are looking for? If yes, submit your cv to us! We want to know more about your profile.

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