Qualities Employers Look for

Qualities Employers Look for

It can help to focus your job search if you understand the qualities that employers look for in the candidates and how you can demonstrate these qualities to employers. Here are the top qualities that employers value in their candidates:

  • Intelligence: Intelligence affects your capability and productivity in the workplace. Candidates with a high level of common sense and the ability to get on with day-to-day tasks are highly prized by employers
  • Leadership Ability: Employers want someone who is able to take charge of a task, delegate when the need arises and take responsibility when things go wrong
  • Integrity: Employers like candidates who will not bad mouth their previous bosses but who will speak honestly about their experiences and put their hand up when they do not understand or make a mistake.
  • Likability: Employers like candidates who they will get on with, and who will be kind, considerate and mindful of others
  • Competence: Employers like candidates who can get on with a task and do it well without lots of assistance
  • Courage: Some employers want risk-takers and people who are not afraid to speak up when there is a problem or to voice their opinion. Candidates with courage are prepared to make themselves heard and fight for what they believe in
  • Inner Strength: Employers like candidates with perseverance who keep going even when things seem hopeless.

TCHC has had years of success in supporting jobseekers and those affected by redundancy and helping them to find work or start a business.

If you are in the East of England, and have received your redundancy notice or are a company about to make redundancies, then you can contact us on 01923 698430 or email the redundancy team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Visit our redundancy web page for more information on our Skills Support for Redundancy programme.

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