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Career Services
Murphy Center Room 374
Office Hours: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
Career Services
900 Viterbo Drive
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
Phone: 608-796-3828
Fax: 608-796-3050


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What Employers Really Want To Know

  • Academic Record: often an indicator of motivation and work ethic
  • Specific contributions you can make to their organization
  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills to get along with different types of personalities and communicate effectively
  • Leadership aptitude and experience,  not afraid to assume responsibilities and work with minimum supervision
  • Enthusiasm: attitude and behavior; alert, responsive, positive and energetic
  • Flexibility: expand and change with organization
  • High Energy Level: capable of handling multiple tasks; show commitment to job
  • Maturity: know how to handle yourself in a leadership or difficult situation
  • Special Qualities/Skills: what are your 3 most marketable strengths, your personal brand


Evaluation of the Interview

The employer will likely consider all the following in evaluating your interview:

  • Your handshake, attire, eye contact, etc.
  • A demonstration of awareness of the company/organization
  • Relevant questions asked
  • Responsive listening
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Enthusiasm about the company/organization
  • Ability to fit in with the company/organization
  • A fit between the company's needs and your talents/skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player
  • Motivation and energy level
  • Attitudes toward work, self and others
  • Ability to lead or supervise
  • Professional demeanor
  • Whether you seem like a good "fit" for the organization.




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