What Employers Want : Enthusiasm

When I looked through the feedback I received from a variety of people and companies I kept seeing the same words and phrases. I think when you read them you will understand why.

  • Enthusiasm
  • Passion
  • Energy
  • Intelligence
  • Fresh thinking
  • Diversity of talent/interest

Companies are not necessarily looking for the finished article. They are looking for people who can adapt, grow and bring something to the company. This is especially true of graduate employees. It’s going to be difficult for you to reach your potential unless you can tick some of these boxes.

When you are applying for a job you have to ask yourself what your application says about you in relation to these points. If your application doesn’t display these traits you’ve failed. If you are not able to display these traits in an interview you’ve failed. We’ll talk about how to show these traits in other posts in the series.

Ultimately, if you are not enthusiastic and passionate about what you do you are going to struggle, but if you are enthusiastic, don’t hide it!

Check out the rest of this series here.