Most job seekers at some point in their career will enter an interview where the employers’ main concern is not whether the candidate has the skills or experience, but whether they have the personality to fit in. Acing an interview is no longer solely about researching the company, its people and keeping on top of industry developments, it is now considered very important by recruiters to hire an employee with the right cultural fit.
Importance of personality
Recent research shows that a staggering 88% of employers try to hire new employees based on whether they have the right personality to fit into the company’s culture and ethos. Attrition rates are a top concern for companies particularly in trying economic times, and so the attention has now turned to finding employees who fit in to ensure their long term commitment to the organization.
What personalities do the top recruiting companies prefer?
A detailed survey by a Stockholm based company has revealed the top 5 personality traits that employers are looking for in the new employees for 2012. There are…
#4 Self monitoring
#5 Intellectual curiosity
With the competition for jobs as strong as ever, candidates must acknowledge that having the right personality will ultimately give them an edge on their competitors in an interview. This does not mean that you have to change yourself, or develop a brand new personality for a job! – It simply means that by incorporating professionalism, high-energy and confidence into your persona, you will appeal to recruiters and give them a positive first impression.
Confidence is key!
Confidence is considered to be the most lacking personality trait in candidates. With confidence being in the top 3 characteristics favored by recruiters, it is essential that candidates adopt a confident persona during their job interviews. If the recruiter does not believe you have the confidence, you may not land the job!
If you are not a naturally confident person, you should ensure that you are well prepared for your interview to eliminate as much stress and worry as you can. By researching the company and understanding the requirements of the job, you can help to reduce your nerves and boost your levels of confidence.