One great thing about Snagajob is that we work with both employers and job seekers and we can tell you exactly what both are looking for. We put a list together to let you in on what employers tell us are the top things they look for in a perfect job candidate.
Employers typically have openings that are based around times they need people to work. They especially look to hire for the hard to fill shifts like nights and weekends. If you go in with very specific times you can work, for example only Tuesday and Thursday mornings, it might hurt your chances. Therefore, being flexible and working around their schedule will give you a leg up.
2. Open to learning
Even if you're going in for your very first job, you will be more likely to land the job if you seem willing and very eager to learn . Many employers actually prefer someone who is open to learn new things over someone with experience who is stuck in their ways.
3. Ability to work on a team
The majority of all jobs require working on a team. Showing that you can work collaboratively and are easy to get along with will allow the employer to see how seamlessly you will fit in among the rest of the team.
On paper, all applicants tend to run together and seem the same. Letting your personality shine can help you stand out and show that you would be great at interacting with customers as well. The employer can notice this in a variety of ways whether it's through using video apply or going more in depth in your interview.
Using these tips can really help you stand out to the employer and show them you’re everything they are looking for.