At Allstaff Services, Inc., we’ve been staffing businesses in Phoenix and Tucson for over five decades. We know that looking for work or finding the career of your dreams can be an overwhelming and daunting task, which is why we’ve compiled a list of six top qualities any Arizona employer is looking for when hiring.

1. Be Able to Clearly Articulate Your Path

Just as a business can’t move forward without goals and a plan for the future, your potential employer wants to see that landing in front of them was not an accident. They want to hear how you’ve followed your interests, passions and strengths to get to the place you are right now. If you can clearly articulate the path you’ve taken and the objectives that have gotten you this far, it will communicate that you can do the same for their company as an addition to the team.

2. Have a Vision for Where You Want to Go in Your Career

Here is where you want to be delicate, but truthful. Your dream may not be to end up as upper management in the company you’re interviewing for, and most companies these days are not expecting that kind of loyalty. But you do want to be prepared to tactfully communicate that you are self-motivated, have ambition and you have an idea of where you would like to take your career. At the end of the day, an employer would rather hire a hard-working visionary than someone who just shows up for the paycheck.

3. Know How to Communicate Your Strengths Through Stories

Talking about strengths and weaknesses is par for the course when it comes to job interviews. One of the reasons being, your employer wants to know that you have a level of self-awareness that extends to what you are good at and if you have the confidence to say it. As you prepare to answer this question, think through a few strengths and then a story that illustrates that strength in action. Instead of saying, I’m great at Excel, talk about how you’ve trained other people how to use Excel, showing that your knowledge and expertise extends to benefit the whole team.

4. Show Eagerness to Learn New Things

A desire to learn is an attractive quality in a new hire. It tells the employer that you are hard-working, willing to do what it takes to be successful in your job and that you aren’t just content to stay stagnant, you’re going places.

5. Prove That You’re a Problem Solver

One of the primary ways companies grow is by identifying the challenges and problems they face and finding ways to overcome and solve them. In your interview, you’ll want to show your critical thinking skills that help you see beyond the basic information in front of you in order to creatively find solutions.

If you’re looking for work in Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, or Tucson, contact us at Allstaff Services, Inc. today!

 

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