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What do employers really want?

What do employers really want? What's the most important skill to Phoenix employers? Employers 77% Ability to meet deadlines Employees Ability and willingness to learn new skills Meeting deadlines is a crucial skill. If you've developed a reputation for delivering the goods on a tight schedule, say so on your resumé or during the interview. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti, PhD, vice president and managing director of Apollo Research Institute, says that delivering assignments on time is especially important when working on team projects, which require everyone to be in sync. The lesson: Employers are most concerned with dependability. What top three skills are crucial when hiring workers? EMPLOYERS VS.3 EMPLOYEES 1 和 和 乔乔 和 乔 和 和 和 众 Critical thinking and problem-solving skills (41%) Ability and willingness to learn new skills (37%) 2 和 外 齐 和 和 不 和 乔乔乔 Ability and willingness to learn new skills (30%) Previous experience and results (30%) 3 和 和 乔 和 和 和 和 乔 和 瓜 Teamwork skills (30%) Critical thinking and problem-solving skills (26%) Address the desires of employers who want out-of-the-box thinking by peppering your resumé with concrete examples of your accomplishments. Wilen-Daugenti suggests statements like "launched a sales campaign that increased revenues by $20 million during difficult economic conditions." The lesson: Your skill set and how capable you are at acquiring new skills count more than your experience. Continuing education Is workers' continuing education important to employers? Employers Employees Your skill set may help you get your dream job, but you need to stay current if you want to keep it. "Employers tell us repeatedly about the challenges of finding qualified workers to fill open jobs," Wilen-Daugenti says. "As many as 3.7 million jobs are unfilled because not enough 40% 33% qualified workers stand ready to fill them." 40% say "very important" 33% say "very important" The lesson: If you want to keep working in any industry, you have to keep learning. What's the most important factor affecting promotions? Communication skills (32%) Past work experience (29%) Employers Employees The gift of gab is the key to moving up in a company. This seems like a no-brainer in sales, where profits are won and lost on words alone, but Wilen-Daugenti notes that, in any industry, it's the people who are most able to communicate their ideas and career goals who end up being promoted. The lesson: When it comes to promotions, actions don't speak louder than words. University of Phoenix Designer: Brandon Powell | Writer: Shadi Mirza Sources: Apollo Research Institute, Life in the 21st-Century Workforce: Phoenix, April 13, 2012 Apollo Research Institute is part of Apollo Group, the parent company of University of Phoenix. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Registered Nurses, March 29, 2012 of gab is the key to moving up in a company.

What do employers really want?

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Employers are from Mars, and employees are from Venus — at least that’s the impression you get after reading a recent Apollo Research Institute® study comparing Phoenix-area employers’ and empl...


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