Posted May 05, 2015 by

Entry Level Job Seekers, Do You Meet the Expectations of Employers?

Whether you are a recent college graduate or other first time job seeker, there are certain skills and qualities that employers want you to have to get hired for entry level jobs.  Ask yourself what you bring to the table that can add value to a particular company.  Why should you do that?  It seems that in today’s job market, employers are having a difficult time finding what they want in candidates.

According to one survey conducted by SurveyMonkey, here are some of the things that employers look for in potential employees:

  • Work ethic
  • Teamwork
  • Professionalism
  • Time management

Now that you know some of the expectations of you as an entry level job seeker, let’s focus on some other things that can benefit your job search.

Keep your positivity and motivation – There will likely be some ups and downs while you are looking for a job; however, don’t be discouraged.  Continue to put time and energy into this process because you never know when the opportunity you need will arise.  Also, keep positive people around you (such as your family and friends) for support.

Get some help – You do not have to be alone when it comes to your job search.  Contact your network, and see if they can assist you or know of anyone who can assist you.  If you’re a recent graduate, check with your career service office about job opportunities or the application process.  Other job seekers can stop by their local employment office or recruiting agency for help.

Promote why you’re the best – While it might be hard to talk about yourself, it is a key to get a job.  How will a potential employer believe in you if you don’t believe in yourself?  Use your resume and cover letter to highlight what makes you the best candidate for a job.  With so much competition in the workforce, it is to your advantage to stand out in any way that can help an employer to remember you.

As an entry level job seeker, make sure you meet the expectations of a potential employer.  By doing so, you could actually surpass the competition since some employers are not finding the skills and qualities they need.  Also, keep in mind the things you can do to improve your chances of getting hired.

If you haven’t had the ‘pleasure’ of looking for a new job recently (or ever for you new college graduates), you may not yet be up to speed with current techniques and trends… and you will need to brush up on some job search skills… Here are the six things every new

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