Personal attributes

Employers are interested to know more about who you are. These characteristics are often just as important to an employer as skills - and they are much harder to teach to people. If you believe that you have all of these characteristics, are you able to provide an example which backs up your assertion? If not, the activities below will help you demonstrate these characteristics.

Drive
Also known as tenacity, ambition

Examples: being able to consistently keep in focus and deliver on (over a long period of time) a series of smaller activities that contribute to the success of a larger goal (e.g launching your own business, or a volunteering / environmental project). 

Commitment
Also known as stickability

Examples: Demonstrating where you have put the needs of the customer / business before your own needs (e.g staying late to finish a key piece of work, seeing through a long-term activity with regular attendance), not giving up when things get difficult.

Enthusiasm
Also known as passion

Examples: demonstrate the things you love to do in a work setting and why, campaign or volunteer for a charity or cause you believe in.

Motivation
Also known as cause, related to self-awareness

Example: understanding what you enjoy, what you are good at and what interests you and articulating how you've brought all three together through an activity you have participated in.

How can I demonstrate my personal attributes?

Help us reach out! Inspire young people to think about university, share your passion for your studies and enhance your employability skills by signing up to the Widening Participation student... More
Marketing Ambassadors represent City, University of London and our courses at a range of events on campus, off campus and online, including: Undergraduate Open Days Postgraduate Open Evenings... More
Cass Undergraduate Programme - Your route to career success, professional placement programme
A placement year is a great opportunity to develop professional skills and complete your university degree with one year’s professional work experience. It will greatly enhance your employability,... More
Careers fairs are an ideal opportunity for you to network with key employers from various sectors and gather information to help you stand out from other applicants. This event aims to give you an... More
Volunteer to help benefit the local community through a variety of one-off, weekly or monthly projects. We run one-offs to give you the opportunity to try out volunteering without having to make a... More
Business School Student Exchange Programmes Take advantage of the option to spend a year or term studying abroad at one of our prestigious partner universities. This will provide you with an... More
Starting university is an exciting and enjoyable time. However it can also be worrying for new students, which is where CityBuddies comes in. A CityBuddy is a second or third year undergraduate,... More
Professional Mentoring offers you the opportunity to engage in a developmental relationship with a person in industry over a six month period. Our Professional Mentors impart their knowledge and... More
Unitemps is City, University of London’s onsite temporary Recruitment Service. We offer roles at all levels, helping students, graduates and external candidates find temporary, part-time and paid... More
CityVentures 2020
Would you like to start your own business? Or find out more about the buzzing startup scene around us? CityVentures support the ‘can do’ culture of innovation at City by educating and inspiring the... More