6 Essential Qualities Recruiters are Looking for in Candidates

author Written by Rakshanda Jadeja April 15, 2020

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Today's job market there is a lot of competition and the recruiter tries to find the best talent so How do you plan to Grab the attention? Do you know what the recruiters are looking for in the potential employees? Here are some qualities that recruiters are looking for in a candidate that can help you to make a great impression during the recruitment process:


One of the most important qualities that a recruiter finds in a candidate is the passion for the work. Recruiters want to hire employees that are passionate about the work they do, the company they work for and the product or service they are fighting for. A passionate employee is more likely to attract customers and do that job better, so if you are passionate about the job you are applying for, the recruiter can sense it.

High EQ

Another factor that affects do you mean hire by a company is your EQ level. Companies want to hire employees that have high EQ or high emotional quotient. Candidates with low EQ tend to damage the work environment as they demotivate themselves as well as the other employees and then the management has to spend a lot of time rectifying this by converting the negative work environment to a positive and zealous environment.


Every company wants to hire a candidate who is committed to the work as committed employees tend to yield greater results. Also, a company does not want to be always engrossed in the hiring process and keep looking for new people and then investing time in training them to align them with the company culture and work environment. Committed employees stay with the company for a long period and fit perfectly well with the company culture and work environment.


Communication is of utmost importance in any job place and a candidate with good communication skills is more likely to be hired by the recruiters. The candidate should be smart and know their way around all types of verbal and nonverbal communication medium like social media emails, telephonic communication, face to face conversations and others. This quality helps to build good business relations and deal with other functions in an organization.

Track Record

Candidates often think that their years of experience are the only thing that matters but they must also remember that having a good track record along with experience is what matters. Having a good track record where a candidate has outperformed the job and has positive reviews from previous employers always boosts the chances of a candidate being hired for good job positions in the best companies. So a candidate must always highlight the work they did in the previous companies, what obstacles defaced and what decisions they took to overcome that and all their achievements. This shows the candidates' capabilities and their credibility.


A company is not run by a single person and teamwork is essential for all from a Startup to the multinational corporations. No employer likes to hire a candidate who does not do well in working in a team and gets more efficient and faster results. The candidate should be a team player and bring positivity to the work environment.

If you are actively seeking a job or already have a job but may look for a better job position in the future these are some of the qualities that you must develop to be recruited to your desired job position in a well-reputed company. These qualities will help you make an impression and score more points as compared to your peers as the recruiters want to hire the best candidate in the market for the company.

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