Top Five Personality Traits Employers Hire Most – Forbes

New research shows that the vast majority of employers (88%) are looking for a “cultural fit” over skills in their next hire as more and more companies focus on attrition rates. Lucky for you, we’ve drilled down into data from 1,200 of the world’s leading employers (think General Electric, P&G and Accenture) to find precisely the personalities big business is looking for.

Top Five Personality Traits Employers Hire Most – Forbes 

Professional, Magnetic, confident, self-motivated and intellectually curious. Those are the traits that employers hire most, according to a Stockholm-based employer branding firm. Forbes has put together an article to help job-seekers understand the data. But how could you put this information into practice?

Here are some books @ Brentwood that could help you with these skills:

Professionalism:
Business Etiquette for Dummies – Sue Fox
The Etiquette Edge: the unspoken rules for business success – Beverly Langford
5 Steps to professional presence: How to project confidence, competence, and credibility at work – Susan Bixler and Lisa Sherrer Dugan

Confidence:
The Confident Woman: Learn the rules of the Game – Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz
Increasing Confidence – Philipa Davis
The Confidence Course: Seven Steps to Self-Fulfillment – Walter Anderson

Self-Monitoring:
Coach Yourself: make real change in your life – Anthony Grant & Jane Greene
Get out of your Own Way at Work-and help others do the same: conquer self-defeating behavior on the Job – Mark Goulston
Self leadership and the one minute manager: increasing effectiveness through situational self-leadership: discover the magic of no excuses! – Kenneth H. Blanchard

Intellectual Curiosity:
Visit your public library and start reading!

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