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4 Personality traits that will get you hired4 min read

April 23, 2021 3 min read
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4 Personality traits that will get you hired4 min read

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The per­son­al­i­ty of a per­son defines them. Per­son­al­i­ty is what dis­tin­guish­es us from oth­er peo­ple as well. Chang­ing and alter­ing per­son­al­i­ty traits can be one of the most daunt­ing tasks for any crea­ture. It is also very impor­tant to have a defin­ing and dis­tin­guish­ing per­son­al­i­ty which makes you impor­tant for the com­pa­ny and helps you grow yourself.

Accord­ing to a sur­vey of pro­fes­sion­als in a range of indus­tries by Hyper Island Exec­u­tive Study, 78 per cent of respon­dents iden­ti­fied per­son­al­i­ty as the sin­gle-most desir­able qual­i­ty in a work­er. But what about the per­son­al­i­ty traits which can get you into ‘that’ work­place? It’s very impor­tant to know that there are cer­tain per­son­al­i­ty traits that every employ­er looks for and appre­ci­ates. And as he can not know the inter­vie­wee with just one glance, these traits play a major part in decid­ing whether to hire some­one or not.

Here is a sum­ma­ry of the per­son­al­i­ty traits that an employ­er looks for. It depends on the posi­tion you’re apply­ing for, but try­ing to adapt these traits will prove fruit­ful in your per­son­al and pro­fes­sion­al life. 


1. Confidence 

“As is our con­fi­dence, so is our capacity.”

— William Hazlitt

Con­fi­dence is one of the most beau­ti­ful and lib­er­at­ing qual­i­ties any per­son can pos­sess. It is a spot­light on your per­son­al­i­ty. And in the case of get­ting hired by an employ­er, you need to get this spot­light on your­self. You need the con­fi­dence to show­case your skills prop­er­ly in front of the employ­er. As it is your first impres­sion, you have to make it a last­ing one.

Con­fi­dence can be seen by the way you dress up, the way you talk and even your sit­ting posi­tion. Even in these no-so-per­son­al times due to COVID-19, your speech and your lis­ten­ing skills is a great mea­sure of your con­fi­dence as well. So, it’s time to have self-belief and show­case your skills in a con­fi­dent manner!

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2. Reliability

This is where your per­son­al­i­ty is assist­ed by your cov­er let­ter and resume. A reli­able per­son­al­i­ty can be eas­i­ly seen by your expe­ri­ence (not only work but of all types) and is vis­i­ble in the spot­light by the con­fi­dent way in which you explain those expe­ri­ences and what all chal­lenges you faced and over­came. Learn more about how to write a descrip­tive cov­er let­ter show­cas­ing your abil­i­ties.

A reli­able per­son­al­i­ty shows that you are capa­ble of han­dling your respon­si­bil­i­ties in a more heat­ed work envi­ron­ment. It becomes a stamp of approval as it shows the eager­ness of the can­di­date while depict­ing answerability.


3. Curiosity

No one knows every­thing. How­ev­er, an eager per­son­al­i­ty shows that you are will­ing to learn more and improve as you age. Curios­i­ty is an excel­lent way to know if a can­di­date will be able to adapt to chang­ing tech­nolo­gies and work with every­one as one.

Curios­i­ty is also vis­i­ble by how you deal with crit­i­cism in the inter­view. To show­case your eager per­son­al­i­ty, show that you are lis­ten­ing to what the inter­view­er is say­ing and get clar­i­ty wher­ev­er need­ed. Ask­ing where you went wrong or point­ing out what can be improved is a mir­ror to your eager-to-learn attitude.


4. Honesty

The trait of hon­esty is a very dif­fi­cult trait to acquire and even more so to prac­tice. Yet, it has gained the award for “The best pol­i­cy” over the years… Why is that?

An hon­est per­son­al­i­ty helps you to gain more self-con­fi­dence, as there is sim­ply noth­ing to hide. Hon­esty can be seen clear­ly by the employ­er by how much you know about what you have writ­ten in your resume. Hon­esty shows that you are will­ing to work hard and gain knowl­edge that will help you across all domains. Hon­est behav­iour can take you places, all good ones!



Your resume and cov­er let­ter might be a great way to show off your skills while stay­ing hum­ble, but it is your per­son­al­i­ty that shows the con­fi­dence about what you know who is reli­able for the duties giv­en to them. It is also the direct medi­um through which an employ­er can see how hon­est you are in real life and how much curios­i­ty you have, dri­ving you to get suc­cess in life and a valu­able asset to the company.

So, go on and impress your inter­view­er with these per­son­al­i­ty traits, and he will be look­ing for­ward to your first day as much as you will.

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