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What skills do employers look for in candidates?

Lucas Blake has conducted a survey to find out what traits in a candidate are desired the most by employers.

The company asked 500 employers and found that competence was the most important quality (38.6%), followed by a strong worth ethic (28.2%). These were closely followed by skills that involved interaction and teamwork; ‘team player’ (27.2%) followed by dependability (23.8%).

Other important qualities included a willingness to learn (21%), honesty (20%), being self-motivated (15.6%), credibility (14%) and being an effective communicator (12%). 

The study also shows that individual traits such as competitiveness and ambition are least favorited traits of a potential candidate.


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