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Employers hire for attitude and train for skill: Enthusiastic candidates often land the offer of a job

M.S Rao (Founder, MSR Leadership Consultants India, Hyderabad, India.)

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Article publication date: 8 June 2015

Abstract

Purpose

Lays emphasis on the importance of presenting a positive attitude to grab an offer of employment.

Design/methodology/approach

Stresses the significance of transferable skills to ensure a successful career shift from one industry to another.

Findings

Argues that the judicious identification and effective deployment of inborn talents and acquired skills can help in the achievement of career success.

Practical implications

Shows that these findings can be applied in any organization and sector of the economy.

Social implications

Seeks support from educational institutions to make students more employable in the corporate world.

Originality/value

Highlights the importance of taking an inventory of strengths and weaknesses – building on the former and seeking to rectify the latter.

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Citation

Rao, M.S. (2015), "Employers hire for attitude and train for skill: Enthusiastic candidates often land the offer of a job", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 23 No. 4, pp. 33-34. https://doi.org/10.1108/HRMID-05-2015-0069

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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