These qualities, most-wanted by employers, include:
- Attitude (your personal values)
- Communication Skills (verbal and written)
- Task-related Skills
- Interpersonal skills or Teamwork skills (the ability to relate with other people)
- Commitment to the Job
- Strong work ethic
- Honesty and integrity
- Motivation and initiative
- Flexibility and adaptability
- Computer skills
- Analytical skills
- Organizational skills
EXTRACT: To be successful as an immigrant in the Canadian labour market you need to know what the Canadian employers want and are looking for. Then, you have to market yourself and communicate to the potential employer that you do have the attributes and skills they are looking for.
Verbal communication skills and analytical ability are the dominant skill attributes that Canadian employers seek from their new graduate hires.
And don’t forget the following basic attributes of all great job candidates.
Communication: Candidates should actively listen, understand, and learn. They should be comfortable working with the text- and graphic-based written materials used in a particular role
Thinking: Great applicants know how to think critically and act logically to evaluate situations, solve problems, and make decisions. They use math skills to understand and solve problems, then make use of the results. They're comfortable with the technology of business, and can choose the right tool for the job
Learning: A commitment to lifelong learning can make a strong impression on a potential employer