Employers look for many things when scrutinizing a resume and interviewing a candidate. They look for qualification, education and the skills that make an individual work well within an organization. While education and qualifications are important, teamwork play an important part in making a candidate successful in a work place.
There are many types of skills that any employee needs possess in order to qualify for a position. Excellent communication skills, the ability to resolve problems, good planning and organizing skills and being technologically savvy are just few of the skills that a person needs to possess.
There is one other very important skill that can really kick a resume into action and that is the ability to work with others. Employers do not like conflict which is why they insist on hiring people with good people skills.
Look at some examples of abilities to work with others:
• Able to build a healthy rapport with coworkers and customers
• Excellent listening and speaking skills
• Ability to communicate well with different audiences
• Exceptional ability to work in a team fostered environment
• Ability to deal with difficult people with tact
• Excellent negotiation and leadership skills
• Ability to receive criticism in a positive manner
• Good leadership and assertiveness skills
• Ability to facilitate group work
• Capability of understanding people and situations
Employers are usually too busy to manage a conflict which is why they would like to hire people who can manage conflicts on their own – or ensure that conflicts never arise. Employers want that the employee that they hire is able to influence people in a positive manner and that he or she can convince them of cooperation in a manner befitting the situation.