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Characteristics of a Successful Applicant

  • Attitude and Personality --Mannerisms, dispositions, ability to work with people, confidence, acceptance of criticism

  • Reliability and Character --Dependability, willingness, honesty, moral character

  • Personal --Reflects a personal example of a healthy and productive lifestyle

  • Work Habits and Industry --Conscientiousness, follow through, resourcefulness, self-discipline, initiative

  • Emotional Stability --Reaction to stress, poise, control, inspiring confidence

  • Capacity for Independent Thinking --Leadership ability, creative thought, curiosity, active learning

  • Judgment and Common Sense --Ability and foresight in everyday decisions, expression of opinion, maturity

  • Communication Skills --Verbal, non-verbal, and written