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After global recession the number of employments has drastically decreased. The truth is however very different from the actual scenario. A number of recruiters are complaining about the lack of talented employers, that is why so many seats are left vacant and companies are unable to hire qualified professionals. It is therefore very important for prospect applicants to identify those factors which make them crucial for any organization. Any applicant will not be able to achieve his goals for getting his/her dream job, unless and until a sound understanding is developed about the success factors.  The attributes any employer are directly related for making a fruitful worker. An efficient worker can not only change the dynamics in any organization, but also their conduct with the clients has a direct impact on the repute of representative company. An employee with good work ethics and resiliency can contribute tremendously to the success of organizations.

Outstanding Communication Skills

Every employer has his requirements and depending upon his requirements he often tends to set a goal that the prospect employee should meet. These days employers are looking for a very niche set of skills while hiring. Due to the lack of talented professionals employers are more inclined to hire contractors on short-term basis for small project roles. The main reason for this is that the recruiters are unable to find all the desired qualities in a single employee. The most important skill for having outstanding communication skills. This includes having excellent written, verbal and listening skills. These skills not only increase your value but also give an edge over other employers. Everyone prefers to work with those who can understand their needs and comprehend them well. The base line is that if anyone has a command over his/her communication skills and also possess the ability to show case them, they will always take the lead. This is probably the main reason recruiters emphasize on soft skills more.

Managerial and Consultation Skills

A very imperative trait that employers are increasingly seeking is managerial and consultation skill in technical managers. They should possess the skill to manage other business units as well.  A skilled professional is considered to multi task, rather than sticking to his basic qualification. Successful professionals always tend to look for avenues of professional growth and increase their areas of expertise. These Managers and Directors need to focus on professionalizing their very niche set of skills in General Management (General Managers and Managing Directors), Project Management (Project Managers and Project Directors) or Service Management (Service Managers and Service Directors).

Stress Resistance, Problem Solving and Research Skills

There is an increase in the number of organizations who are looking for employers with problem solving and research skills. Almost every second organization is looking for someone who holds the ability to handle situation under stress. He/she should be able show his talent for bringing improvement, analyzing and recognizing the various work processes. Problems should be addressed in constructive manner. It takes a lot of courage to take responsibility for your mistakes. Those who are able to do this make a long lasting impression which stays for a very long time. Those employers who panic under stress and make the wrong decision when brought under fire create bad image of the company that is why recruiters always strive to find someone who works well under pressure.

Software and IT skills

As this is the era of technology, anyone with proficient software and IT skills is appreciated. Same holds true for head hunters. They tend to get impressed with employees who are Computer-literate professionals and holds wide-ranging software proficiency. That is why having excellent IT skills gives an edge aspiring applicants.

Flexibility and Adaptability Skills

And finally a very vital aspect for appealing to the recruiters is to show flexibility and adaptability in your attitude. Nobody likes to work with someone who does not cooperate and is rigid. Being able to bend on terms of your superiors always results in happy bosses. Showing willingness to change and adopt over time can play a vital role can increasing your worth. Flexibility and enthusiasm are the driving factors for having a positive attitude. An eye-catcher for head hunters in someone who is a team player and likes to take along all the members of his team. An employee should always be more focused on attaining skills that make him a proficient team player who is able to play well with others. Given skill and qualities not only make an employee the star of the organization, but also make him/her indispensable. 

Uzma Akbar is an ardent researcher, with a few International publications to her name. She is young scholar, who has also been awarded with Dean’s Roll of Honor in her Bachelor’s degree. She gained some teaching experience of the assigned subjects in NUST, which is one the most prestigious institution of Pakistan. She also mentored students to achieve their academic goals and assisted them in research oriented projects. Her areas of interest include Project Management, Entrepreneurship, Total Quality Management and Business planning.