Presentation14b soft skills get the job de_meules

445 views

Published on

Presentation by Julie DeMueles at Southern California Biotechnology Conference

Published in: Education, Business
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
445
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
81
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
1
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Presentation14b soft skills get the job de_meules

  1. 1. Julie DeMeulesSenior Vice President, HumanResourcesSantarus, Inc.
  2. 2. What Employers Want According to Heads of HR in the industry in San Diego 2
  3. 3. The Softer Side – Top Five Co u cat o Skills Communication S s - Number 1 by a b g margin u be big a g — Verbal, written, listening skills Integrity Strong work ethic, no entitlement ork ethic — Realistic job, pay and career expectations Organized, time management skills Teamwork – plays well with others, approachable 3
  4. 4. Other Soft Skills Mentioned Accountability, takes responsibility for own actions and goals Innovation and creativity Problem solving, critical thinking Passion, energy, enthusiasm for the work and the company Professional P f i l appearance Poise, confidence Balanced perspective and positive attitude 4
  5. 5. Hard Skills All positions – computer literate — Word, Excel, Microsoft Office — Know how to research on the iinternet K h h h Lab Positions – as much lab experience as possible All said willing to teach the hard skills Strongly suggest internships whatever the field 5
  6. 6. Interviewing Tips Professional appearance Be prepared — To discuss your qualifications and give specific examples — To demonstrate your knowledge of the company/industry — Have questions written down to ask each person you meet with Make sure this opportunity and this company are a fit for you — Close for the job with each interviewer – why they should hire you Follow up to interview is a must! No weird e-mail names or voice mail messages 6
  7. 7. Job Tips Ask questions if you don’t understand Practice presentations out loud before you give them Never surprise your manager Protect your company’s confidentiality Company parties are still work events C ti till k t Network with people at work to learn about the company and their j jobs Keep track of your accomplishments Socialize outside of work with co-workers using good judgment 7
  8. 8. In the end end.. People are hired because they provide a good fit to the job and the company culture. The company wants you to succeed. Make sure to deliver what you promised in the interview. 8

×