Top-five qualities employers look for in an employee

January 17, 2012 |

1, Ability to Communicate orally /Relate well with others – customer service
2. Ability to Adapt and be Flexible to changing situations
3. Ability to Evaluate information/Make Judgment Decisions/ Problem Solving
4. Ability to demonstrate Honesty and Integrity
5. Ability to Organize, Plan, and Prioritize

Most of these skills are “transferable” skills. That means these are the skills and experiences that you have that you could bring to any job – regardless of where you obtained the experience.

Whether you were in the military or in a corporate job these are the skills and traits that are the ones most sought. By doing an inventory or a compare and contrast exercise of your military skills you will see that you have a great deal more to offer than you may have thought originally.

Look at the job description and see what the employer is seeking – you may be a better fit than you realized.

About Carole Martin

The Interview Coach, Carole Martin, is a celebrated author, job coach, and speaker on the subject of interviewing and recruiting. A contributing writer at and featured on talk radio, Carole is using her proven methods for coaching job seekers on competitive interviewing skills in technical and non-technical industries. Learn more about her Federal Agency Interview Coaching and Coaching for Business Interviews at
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  1. Roosevelia says:

    Thank you for the tips i cover the 5 , and i am looking for a job .
    Thank you .