Qualities They Look For

As you prepare for your interview, keep in mind your interviewer will evaluate you on the following qualities:

Impact/Interpersonal Skills

Creates a good first impression, commands attention and respect. Able to meet people easily and be at ease and put others at ease.

Oral Communication

Demonstrates effective expression in individual or group situations (including nonverbal communication).

Written Communication

Expresses ideas clearly in writing; good grammatical form.


Utilizes appropriate interpersonal styles and methods in guiding individual or groups toward task accomplishment.


Relates and compares data from different sources, identifies issues, secures relevant information and identifies relationships.

Work Ethic

Demonstrates examples of honesty and integrity.


Actions that indicate consideration for the feelings and needs of others.

Planning/Organizing/Time Management

Decides on a course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a specific goal. Plans appropriate use of resources (people, time, supplies).

Judgment/Decisiveness/Problem Solving

Makes decisions based on relevant information or data. Determines alternatives as necessary. Allows able time for evaluating information and making a decision.

Sales Ability/Persuasiveness

Utilizes appropriate interpersonal styles and methods of communication to gain agreement or build consensus of an idea, plan, activity or product.

Work Standards

Sets high but realistic goals. Work output is of consistent high quality, correct and on time. Can be depended upon to complete a task even if it requires extra time/effort.