Based on over 15 years of speaking to managers and others in high-level leadership positions, there are certain traits interviewers are looking for in job seekers. In continuing from the last post, here’s another quality employers expect to see from you…

Employers like it when you’ve come up the hard way. They reason that if you’ve had menial jobs, by comparison you’ll love this one. Also, it indicates a sense of humility, not a sense of entitlement, and shows you’re willing to pay your dues. Of course, it also indicates you have work experience.

Most certainly, interviewers look for gaps in work history on your resume. They want to see that you’ve been in the same position at least a year, depending on the job. Most tell me they won’t even look at an applicant who’s had five jobs in two years. What if you’re thinking, “But each job change meant more money?” Well, here’s the managers’ thinking: “If they left each job after a short period for more money, they’ll do the same to me.”  What are your thoughts?