13 Employers Share What Makes People Stand Out In The Applicant Pool

Check this out before you interview.

Applying and interviewing for a new job can be both exciting and stressful. All kinds of questions may run through your mind, such as what to wear, what to do with your hands during an interview, what the best questions to ask your interviewer are, and more. 

If you're looking for the answers to these things, you should ask the source — employers themselves. 

Recently, Reddit user Boberto2 took to Reddit to ask employers: "What makes a potential hire stand out from the crowd?"

Since then, the Reddit thread has filled up with hundreds of comments describing those qualities that the best employees possess, from a good attitude to a well-established list of accomplishments, to maintaining a clean resume, and more.

Check out some of our favorite responses from this recent Reddit thread below and remember: you've got this! 


1. Ask questions backed by research.

2. Maintain eye contact.

3. Be someone others want to work with.

4. Stay sharp and sincere.

5. Have a sense of curiosity.

6. Be passionate and honest.

7. Be a problem-solver.

8. Apply relevent skills.

9. Be confident from the start.

10. Have questions prepared for THIS job.

11. Understand why the interviewer is asking you a particular question.

12. Have a good attitude.

13. Have knowledge about the company you're interviewing for.

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