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The East African : January 20th 2014
The EastAfrican ADVERTISEMENT JANUARY 18-24,2014 41 Don’t forget what the employer wants Many times when we are job searching, we spend all our energies looking for the job that will satisfy our needs and accord us the status we yearn for. We focus attention more on personal income, benefits, location, title, responsibilities, industry and so on. While it is necessary to have those considerations, we sometimes get overexcited and forget that employers too, have standards they are looking out for. You need to focus on those too. Employers look out for your ability to do the job. They want to know also if you have initiative. They are keen too, to confirm your ability to grow on the job, and this is frequently measured by your demonstration of diligence and ability to do more than you are employed for when the need arises. Employers assess your confidence levels, ascertain your leadership abilities, check your attitude, and weigh your compatibility with the job environment. Your attitude also matters, and so are your social skills, integrity and communication proficiency.
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