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13 Unique Traits that will get you Hired immediately

In the past 5 years, I have conducted numerous job interviews.

Those who got hired had 1 thing in common.

They had one or more of these 13 UNIQUE traits:


1/ Some were good writers

It doesn’t matter what’s your profession. You’ll need to put your point across if you’re a knowledge worker.

Good writing means:

1- Clear thoughts
2- Clear communication

Good writer == Good hire


2/ Some were good motivators

Professional life === tough life

A team member who has the ability to:

– lift others up, and
– motivate others

is a must-hire.


3/ Some were thick-skinned

Corporate world is not for the weak. It requires a very THICK skin.

Low performers:
Can’t take negative feedback

High performers:
Seek negative feedback and use it to improve their next iteration.


4/ Some had a smiling face

These are mood lifters. You look at them and can’t resist smiling.

Work without fun is hot cocoa without marshmallows. Nobody wants that.

We want people who make work fun.


5/ Some made mistakes, but…

They were

– quick to accept their mistakes.
– quick to apologize, and
– quick to recommend workarounds

6/ Some were ruthless eliminators

Their mantra ==> PRIORITIZE

This is what I use:

Ask:
“Do I Need this?”
If no, eliminate.

If yes, ask:
“Requires creativity?”
If no, automate.

If yes, ask
“Only I can do this?”
If no, delegate.

Yes?
do it!

Eliminate – Automate – Delegate.


7/ Some were curious

Quality questions == quality answers

The most powerful leadership move is asking the right questions.

Example questions:

1) What’s the problem?
2) Is it worth solving?
3) Can it be solved well?
4) Can it be tested ASAP?
5) What’s the risk?


8/ Some had a system to take frequent notes

Super notes === super employee

Notes are like time travel. They help you recall details you miss.

If you want to be an instant hire, become an instant note taker.


9/ Some were not superheroes

They weren’t productive all the time. No one is productive all the time.

But they were NOT “not productive” all the time too.

They could pinpoint what isn’t working and attempt to fix it.


10/ Some used “We” more than “I”

John Wooden said:

“A player who makes a team great is better than a great player”Employees who understand this are must hires.

Employees who understand this are must hires.


11/ Some could talk personal stuff

They were Emotionally Intelligent. They used their own vulnerability to connect to people.

Contrary to popular belief:

Being vulnerable is not being weak. It’s the highest form of COURAGE.

We hire such people.


12/ Some had a listening ear

Active listening == superpower

– Your family value good listening
– Your friends value good listening
– Your co-workers value good listening

People value good listeners. They are valued everywhere.

We hire good listeners.


13/ Most were able to bounce back

They were AGILE! They failed, but they bounced back.

They did not fear failure.

They feared not being able to try again.
Here’s an important thing to note about the above.

It’s an open list.

You may have these qualities/habits or you may not. But there’s one thing that all of us have.

The ability to make a CHOICE.

Choose to develop a helping attitude and you’ll learn the above in no time.

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2022 in General News, Lifestyle

 

Bicycle is the slow Death of the Planet

“Bicycle is the slow death of the planet.”

“A banker made the economists think this when he said:

“A cyclist is a disaster for the country’s economy: he doesn’t buy cars and doesn’t borrow money to buy. He doesn’t pay insurance policies. Don’t buy fuel, don’t pay to have the car serviced, and no repairs are needed. He doesn’t use paid parking. Doesn’t cause any major accidents. No need for multi-lane highways.

He is not getting obese.

Healthy people are not necessary or useful to the economy. They are not buying the medicine. They don’t go to hospitals or doctors.

They add nothing to the country’s GDP.

“On the contrary, each new McDonald’s store creates at least 30 jobs—actually 10 cardiologists, 10 dentists, 10 dietitians, and nutritionists—obviously as well as the people who work in the store itself.”

Choose wisely: a bike or a McDonald’s? It’s something to think about.

~ Emeric Sillo

PS: walking is even worse. Pedestrians don’t even buy a bicycle!”

*Posted by Jessica Maria Dwyer on Linkedin

 
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Posted by on August 7, 2022 in Humour, Lifestyle

 

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Two Employees STEAL Millions from Jalang’o’s Car

Well…. Well… Well…. Two employees of comedian and media personality cum politician Felix Odiwour aka Jalang’o who is eyeing the Lang’ata parliamentary seat have disappeared with his millions this morning after stealing the amount from his car when washing it.

Eli Omundu and Morrison Litiema who were working as ground managers at Jalang’o’s home since 2018 were trusted lieutenants, but have gone forth to shit on the man who uplifted them from abject poverty.

So incase you come across these thankless bastards report to the nearest police station, and there is a ksh100,000 ‘thank you’ waiting for you.

 
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Posted by on June 4, 2022 in General News, Lifestyle

 

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