Recognizing Personality Traits

The building block of successful career development is comprised of four components: skills, values, interests and personality traits. Personality traits are distinguishing qualities or characteristics that are the embodiment of an individual habitual patterns of behavior, temperament and emotion.

Many hiring managers believe that less tangible skills associated with a candidate's personality, such as a positive attitude, matter just as much as hard skills. In fact, some employers said they value personality traits more than hard skills when evaluating candidates for a job.

You may have many positive personality traits, which can be effective in the professional workplace. Do some of the following apply to you? Let us know!

Accountable

Adaptable

Ambitious

Communicate

Competitive

Confident

Creative

Decision-maker

Dependable

Detail-oriented

Determined

Diligent

Driven

Enthusiastic

Ethical

Focused

Goal-oriented

Hardworking

Independent

Intuitive

Listener

Organized

Passionate

Patient

Persistent

Problem-solver

Professional

Responsible

Self-directed

Team-oriented

Visionary

 

The more you understand you personality traits, the more you can use them to find the right employers and ideal employment opportunities. You use these words when you seek positions, network with professionals, and interview for positions.

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