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Want That Job? - You must have Determination, Ambition, Confidence and Courage


Want That Job? You must have Determination, Ambition, Confidence & Courage

PAPER QUALIFICATION DO NOT TELL IF YOU HAVE THE GUTS OR THE CUMPTION TO TAKE YOUR COMPANY'S BUSINESS TO A NEW LEVEL. ACCORDING TO RECRUITMENT CONSULTANTS, INTERVIEWERS ARE LOOKING FOR SIGNS OF THE ABOVE QUALITIES. WHAT EXACTLY ARE THEY LOOKING FOR AND DO YOU POSSESS THE QUALITIES?

You need not be a super-achiever to be successful in a high-flying job. But successful people have certain qualities and traits that set them apart. Their academic and paper qualifications only help them to sucure an interview. It is a collection of unique qualities and traits that get them the job they love and do well in. These unique qualities are:


DETERMINATION

When you are determined to succeed at your job, you are more likely to be engaged and committed to acquiring new knowledge and learning additional skills. Successful job entrants never assume that what they have learnt in their previous job is sufficient for success in their prospective job. The answers they give and questions they ask even at preliminary interviews speak volumes about their sense of determination.

AMBITION

Without ambition, you are a non-starter in the job hunt. If you do not know what you are aiming for, how will you know whether you have arrived at your destination? Only if you have made the effort to understand yourself and listened to feedback, would you know what you are good at and what you like doing. At the same time be conscious of what others give you credit for. Based on these observations, you can develop a plan for a successful career.

CONFIDENCE

Confidence comes from knowing you have the talent to do something which employers and customers value you for. It is based on knowledge, practice, preparation, and understanding what is needed in the job you wish to succeed in. It makes you sharper and competitive. Most importantly, you exude confidence when you communicate from a position of strength based on your talent. Your talent cannot be defined by academic qualifications and certifications alone. Veteran interviewers have seen enough candidates to spot the talented ones and know their worth.

COURAGE

You need courage to start in a new job. You also need courage to say that failure is not an option. Returning to your old job or setting your sights lower should never cross your mind as possible options. Courage is not the same as bravado. Don't assume that if others can do something, so can you. Knowledgeable interviewers often pose simulated situations to test your level of courage in managing the unexpected and handling the ups and downs of a challenging workplace.

THE NEW WORKPLACE

Performance often determines success at work. Key drivers of performance are, job-specific task proficiency, demonstration of effort and maintaining personal discipline. These are often reflected in the levels of determination, ambition, confidence and courage projected in interviews. Experienced interviewers at reputable recruitment consultancies are good at spotting these qualities and identifying the right candidates to recommend to clients looking for highly motivated and driven individuals.

In today's business world, it is not enough to fill vacancies with good or outstanding candidates. Bosses need a new breed of determined employees to take their business to a new and higher level in the global playing field.

This article has been contributed by Kelly Services.

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