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Saturday, June 30, 2012

What kind of graduates achieve chosen career employment


There is a question that often arises in discussion with graduates about whether they should portray themselves as “nice people" to employers. It is important to certainly show your credentials as a nice person. Current research shows that everything being equal,employers hire the person that attracts them the most i.e. the candidate they like the most. This poses some interesting questions on this subject that I will briefly overview for you. It all boils down to three simple questions for any employer, and generally they may ask themselves these ........

Will this graduate do the job to a high level of competency?
Will this graduate like the job we are offering and will he/she be happy doing it?
Will the rest of the team and I enjoy working with this graduate?

So basically, any graduate really only has to answer 3 questions to get that job! Not so simple I am afraid.The hard part is that they are very tough questions that you are never really asked directly, so everything you do in the assessment process has to send a positive message to the employer.
Nearly all decisions on hiring may be described as emotional decisions, where the skills and competencies issues are decided. It is therefore critically important for a candidate to know themselves. There are many personality quizzes out there at the moment and any graduate should certainly undertake a study on these, to be equipped and prepared for testing. The top five personality issues that come under review have been well settled for the last few years and can be found explained here. I am not suggesting, that they are the all en composing traits of personality, for example, how do we determine intrinsic motivation by external questioning.
Never the less, the enigma faced by any graduate can be dealt with effectively with some good old fashioned preparation for the task. It seems some things never really go out of fashion and quality of work will always be appreciated.

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