Employers look for job candidates who not only possess the tangible skills, experience, and talents needed for the job, but who also bring a strong work ethic and values that align with the mission of the company including: (1) self-awareness. Have a good understanding of your values, skills and goals; (2) personal accountability; (3) ability to meet deadlines and live up to expectations; (4) comfort in asking questions and an ability to communicate; (5) capability for carrying the brand externally. When you leave work, you represent your employer online, at social gatherings, and in the community; (6) a positive attitude; (7) a good work-life balance; (8) a passion for the work and a caring about the mission of the company; and (9) the ability to be a good investment. When a company writes you a check for your services, it wants to know it got its money's worth.
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