By Jacquelyn Smith
Employers today aren't only looking for candidates with the right set of technical skills and years of experience under their belt. They want to hire those who also have something unique to offer — like a great personality 0r strong set of soft skills.
"In fact, if they find a candidate who has less experience than their competition, but has stronger growth potential and seems to be a better cultural fit, the employer may feel encouraged to hire that person," says Edward Fleischman, chief executive officer of Execu Search, a full-service recruitment, temporary staffing, and retained-search firm.
In an effort to find new hires who are great cultural fits, employers are putting more emphasis on soft skills, or intangible qualities "that are not always apparent on a piece of paper," he says. "Though the specific personality traits employers are looking for are subjective to the role and the organization, some qualities that are a good indication of success in a role include organizational and communication skills, great team player, strong leadership skills, an ability to think on your feet, drive, and initiative."
To figure out if candidates possess the right soft skills or personality fit, employers often ask these 11 interview questions:
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