Employers Look for Right Attitude

This Wellington Dominion survey is probably even more relevant today than it was back in 1995.

Almost half of all unemployed people hold educational qualifications but in a recent survey employers ranked qualifications at the bottom of a list of 20 desirable attributes for selecting potential employees, the Employment Service says.

In a survey of 500 randomly selected employers, qualifications came last in traits employers considered most desirable for employees. Top of the list was:

  1. attitude followed by:
  2. honesty
  3. tidy appearance
  4. amiability
  5. enthusiasm
  6. reliability
  7. communication skills
  8. motivation
  9. punctuality
  10. experience
  11. flexibility
  12. fast learning
  13. efficiency
  14. commitment
  15. knowledge
  16. education
  17. interest
  18. personality
  19. stability
  20. willingness to work
  21. skills AND
  22. qualifications

(From Wellington Dominion, 6 October 1995.)


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Needing help for your home schooling journey:



Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting started: https://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/


Information on getting an exemption: https://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

Exemption Form online:https://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

This link is motivational:https://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Coming Events:https://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

Beneficiaries: https://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading/