What Employers Seek in a Candidate

Most employers must complete a report or evaluation form on each candidate interviewed. Some of the factors evaluated during the interview and recorded on the form include:

  • Knowledge of the company and industry
  • Relevant education and work experience
  • Focus - "candidate knows what he/she wants to do"
  • Communication skills
  • Personal characteristics (tact, appearance, poise)
  • Initiative
  • Motivation
  • Flexibility/adaptability
  • Teamwork skills
  • Interest in position and company
  • Job related characteristics
  • Skills related to position
  • Willingness to do the job
  • Enthusiasm