WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN CANDIDATES

What to look for when hiring candidates in texas

As you conduct your hiring search, it is important to focus on the three main categories of candidate attributes. Use our guide as an example to create your own list of applicant priorities:

Technical Skills

Technical skills indicate an employee’s ability to complete the tasks specific to his or her position. Examples include:

  • Good communication skills
  • Knowledge of company specific software
  • Ability to deal with customers
  • Good general computer skills

Candidate Qualities

Candidate qualities include the personality traits that a candidate should possess in order to work for your company or department. Examples include:

  • Professional appearance
  • Self-starter
  • Quick learner
  • High energy
  • Intelligence
  • Needs minimal supervision

Soft Skills

Soft skills are the attributes that every candidate should possess. Examples include:

  • Initiative
  • Dependability
  • Attention to detail
  • Concern for others
  • Independence
  • Cooperation
  • Stress tolerance

Using an experienced recruiter to match a candidate’s skills and qualities with your outlined requirements can help you ensure a successful hire. Fill out the form to the right to get a brand new, talented, qualified candidate on your team today!