Julie DeMeulesSenior Vice President, HumanResourcesSantarus, Inc.
What Employers Want According to Heads of HR in the industry in San Diego 2
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
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
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
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
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
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