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Senior-Level DU Employers Share Top 5 Qualities They Seek in New Hires


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At this week’s Career Services Employer Advisory Board meeting, top executives from Medtronic/Covidien, Kaiser Permanente, Ball Aerospace, DISH Network, Fidelity Investments, Arrow Electronics, PADT, IMI-Precision, Follett, and the Colorado Non-Profit Association, shared tips for job and internship candidates.  Here is what they listed:

  1. CommunicationThe ability to concisely convey ideas and information to customers and co-workers in both written and oral formats.
  2. Strong Work EthicIncludes energy, initiative, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude.
  3. AdaptabilityThe ability to learn, be curious, flexible, resilient, and willing to try new things.
  4. CollaborationThe ability to think and work effectively with others across disciplines and traditional roles.
  5. InclusionAble to understand and bring new viewpoints and perspectives to the mission and company.
The Employer Advisory Board provides a link between the University Career Services initiative and business and industry professionals that fosters information exchange on best practices for recruitment, work force preparedness, and partnering opportunities for career services events, panels, and discussions.

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