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Julie DeMeulesSenior Vice President, HumanResourcesSantarus, Inc.
What Employers Want    According to Heads of HR in the industry in San Diego                                              ...
The Softer Side – Top Five  Co u cat o Skills  Communication S s - Number 1 by a b g margin                       u be    ...
Other Soft Skills Mentioned  Accountability, takes responsibility for own actions and goals  Innovation and creativity  Pr...
Hard Skills  All positions – computer literate   —   Word, Excel, Microsoft Office   —   Know how to research on the iinte...
Interviewing Tips  Professional appearance  Be prepared   —   To discuss your qualifications and give specific examples   ...
Job Tips  Ask questions if you don’t understand  Practice presentations out loud before you give them  Never surprise your...
In the end       end..  People are hired because they provide a good fit to the job and the  company culture.  The company...
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  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
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