Employer Evaluations

What do employers look for when evaluating candidates for positions?

All employers want to know:

  • Can you do the job?
  • Will you do the work?
  • Will you work well with colleagues?

Most employers have identified common characteristics they look for in ALL candidates. These generally include:

  • Oral/Written Communication Skills
  • Problem Solving Abilities
  • Organizational Skills
  • Computer Skills
  • Ability to Work in Groups/Group Dynamics
  • Willingness to Take Risks
  • Enthusiasm/Interest
  • Critical/Creative Thinking
  • Positive Attitude
  • Leadership Ability

If you can convey these characteristics to the employer throughout the interview, you are one step closer to a successful job search!

Please see pages 12-15 in the PDF guide for sample evaluation forms.