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5 Soft Skills Employers Look For

Here are some basic soft skills that everyone should know in order to stand out in an interview!

Get that job! Like most high school and college students, your resume will not have an extensive work history for employers to evaluate. So how can you show them you’re the employee they want?   

Here are some basic soft skills that everyone should know in order to stand out in an interview:  

 Be Curious 

It is good to ask questions! If you have questions about the company or what your job would entail that weren’t covered in the interview, don’t be scared to ask. Being inquisitive shows that you are truly interested in the position and willing to learn more.  

 Be Willing 

Show them that you’re up for the task! Express a willingness to learn, to put in extra effort, and to do even the smallest tasks with enthusiasm. 

Be Assertive 

Let the employer know your strengths and tell them what you think makes you the best candidate for the position. But don’t forget, there is a fine line between being confident and being arrogant! 

 Be Passionate 

If you’re passionate about the job you are interviewing for, show it. Employers like to know that you are going to give the job all you’ve got, and when they can feel your enthusiasm, they are more likely to invest in you. 

Be Positive 

Always frame questions about previous employers in a positive light. And remember, if you don’t get the job, you may want to follow up and ask, “If there is another job opening in the future, what could I do to improve my chances next time?”

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