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?

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