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This list shows the qualities that employers value most. This list was compiled from numerous sources on the web, with general agreement on top attributes that matter.
1. Dependability – be someone your boss can count on, no matter what. This starts with arriving to work on time, returning from lunch and breaks on time, and calling promptly in the rare instance you are late or sick. Then, deliver quality work that is always on time, so your boss doesn’t spend additional time worrying.
Best Job Interview.com This comprehensive website, created by recruiter Julia Penny, contains information about almost any kind of interview situation, including phone interviews, negotiating salaries, what-to-wear guidelines and much, much more. It's not the prettiest website, and there are some ads that get in the way of the content, but it's probably the best one-stop site to prepare quickly for an interview.
Make sure you have questions to ask about the job, too.
Employers often wish to investigate job candidates further before hiring them. For this reason, they frequently ask job candidates to provide contact information for people who can attest to their character and abilities. When selecting references, make sure that:
A cover letter is a short letter that often accompanies your résumé. It offers your best chance of making a good first impression, which you’ll need to do to make it to the top of the application pile.
A wrinkled, coffee-stained cover letter will not get you a job!
Talk to people you know about what they do. Find out specifics, including what skills you have to have for a particular job. (For example, plumbers have to be good with their hands. Flight attendants have to like people!) If there's a particular career you are interested in, but you don't know anyone who holds that job--ask who you do know if they know someone who has that job.