When you get asked what you would be looking for in a job-seeker, the hiring manager is seeing what you find important. That will tell them what qualities you will strive to bring to the table. It will also show what you would appreciate seeing in co-workers. Do you think education trumps experience Do you think written communication is as valuable as verbal Your answer to this question will give the interviewer insight into qualities that you find important, and who you might get along with.
Points to Emphasize
It’s important for you to point out skills and qualities that you have, but to do it in a way that isn’t bragging.
- Consider focusing on communication skills.
Answer in a positive way that shows that you know what the position requires.
Mistakes You Should Avoid
There are a few things you don’t want to bring up in the answer to this question.
Keeping your answer honest and confident is a must.
Here is a good example of an answer about qualities you would look for in a job-seeker:
If I were hiring for this position, I would look for someone who is goal-oriented, good at communicating and a hard worker. I think it’s important for people to know where they want to end up, and to have a rough plan for how to get there. Anyone in this position has to be able to communicate with coworkers and clients, so that’s why that’s important. I think they have to be a hard worker because then they can work in a team, but also get things done on their own.
Remember this type of question will show the interviewer what you find important, and what you have. Make sure to give an intelligent, truthful answer.