It turns out that personality is every bit as important to getting a job as technical competence. A 2014 Career Builder survey shows 77 percent of employers believe traits like work ethic, dependability and attitude are just as important as job knowledge. Surprisingly, 16 percent say these “soft” skills are more important than “hard” skills such as knowing how to operate a computer.
Know these top ten questions
More than 2,000 hiring managers and human resource professionals surveyed in February 2014 told CareerBuilder these are the most important skills to look for when hiring. View the photos to see questions based on the ten skills these experts identified. The parentheses indicate the percentage of persons interviewed agreed that this skill is important. Anyone preparing for an interview should know how to answer these questions before going into a job interview.
Harris Poll conducted this online survey on behalf of CareerBuilder between February 10 and March 4, 2014. They asked 2,138 U.S. hiring managers and human resource professionals from a variety of organizations about their hiring practices. The writer of this article cross-referenced the survey competencies to the Department of Labor O*Net Content Model so the reader can use a full and complete description to build a better resume.