As a specialist recruitment agency, it’s our job to know what businesses are looking for from candidates, and the start of a new year and a new chapter can only mean that more people will be on the lookout for a career change. To help you on your way to that dream job or to help you as a business identify the ideal candidate, we’ve outlined the all-important skills to look for in 2019.
Regardless of the position you’re applying or hiring for, it’s important for candidates to express a level of creativity. After all, creativity and innovation go hand-in-hand, and when it comes to competition, being able to develop new ideas that puts you ahead of the rest is a great skill to be able to bring to a business. Creativity is also key when it comes to problem solving and being able to add new, differing perspectives to current issues.
Strength of Character
Businesses aren’t looking for candidates who are unsure of themselves and their ability, it’s time to really take control this year and believe in yourself and your skillset. Even if you’re unsure whether you can pull something off, believe you can and train yourself to be at the level required to complete a task. As an employer, it’s always worth testing a candidate’s strength of character in the interview stage by asking them about a challenge they encountered and how they handled it. Strong candidateswill enjoy being thrown in at the deep end as they know they can find a way to overcome whatever issue they are encountering.
There aren’t many positions that require you to work solely on your own with no communication between yourself and others, which is why being able to work well within a team is so important. It’s important as a candidate to express to recruiters your ability to collaborate. During the interview process, make sure you reference key moments where you had to complete or work on a project as part of a team.
If you’re a business looking for help to find the right candidate, our specialist recruiters can help! Get in touch today!