What Personal Attributes Are Needed to Land a Job?

Job seekers need professionalism, contagious energy and confidence, to make an impression with a potential employer. A 2012 study from Universum found that of the three traits, professionalism, was the one that employers desired the most.

Assuming a person's resume is flawless, personal attributes like demonstrating good problem-solving skills, good judgment and the ability to finish what he or she starts will make the difference between getting the job and losing it.

Other important traits to have are good manners; intellectual curiosity, so the employer can see an ongoing commitment to learning new technologies and advancing; and an ability to cooperate with others.