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Key personality traits to get you hired!

With an increasing trend towards migration overseas, many Sri Lankans are finding themselves in demand as the labour pool becomes smaller. 

When it comes to being recruited, having a colourful and attractive CV will definitely get you ahead but your personality counts for as much or even more, than your qualifications and experience. 

Your personality traits, for example being friendly, kind and polite will project well in a face-to-face or online interview. Potential employers will often evaluate your personality traits during the interview and selection process.

It can be considered that the personality traits a candidate displays at the interview will most likely echo in the workplace. So if an employer is looking for someone honest, trustworthy and responsible, by showcasing those or similar personality traits at an interview, candidates stand a better chance of moving forward in the interview process. 

All employees prefer a workplace that is comfortable and easy to work in. Having team members with negative personality traits can have an impact on effectiveness and team work. 

How can I show off my personality?

It is the little things like smiling, minding your manners and your general behaviour and attitude, that contribute to your personality when it comes to an interview. Another opportunity is when replying to questions posed by the interviewer as this can provide a glimpse of your personality to potential employers.

There are many studies and theories surrounding the topic of personalities, however, you should always put yourself in the shoes of the employer to obtain a clear grasp of what kind of personality they are seeking.

Being trustworthy, loyal, efficient, honest, reliable, diligent, responsible and willing to learn, are generally among the most sought-after personality traits by business owners.

So the next time you get the chance to show off your personality do a bit of research and understand what your future employer is on the lookout for. 

Find Your Dream Job

DreamJobs.lk by Elegant Media is Sri Lanka’s leading destination to find jobs that match your profile. As part of its aggressive expansion to better cater to the growing and fast-evolving technology-driven job market, DreamJobs.lk also recently acquired two popular job hunting websites, as part of its aggressive expansion, strengthening its status as Sri Lanka’s largest online job-hunting portal and recruitment platform.

DreamJobs.lk has a database of over 300,000 registered job seekers, each with a specific skill set and in addition, partners with over 2,500 employers in order to showcase the best jobs for the best talent; making it the natural choice for job seekers of all backgrounds.

Dreamjobs.lk has over 450,000 social media followers and provides recruiters with a special social media promotional benefit that ensures their vacancy advertisements get the widest reach. Employers can rely on the services of the specialist Dreamjobs.lk team and its handy Application Tracking System that makes recruitment a breeze. 

Employers can post unlimited vacancy advertisements for an entire year for only LKR 85,000/- with unlimited social media boosting to deliver the best results.

Continue reading 31 July 2022

Is Remote Working here to stay?

Since the dawn of the Covid-19 global Pandemic the concept of remote working or work from home (WFH) has very much evolved to become part of the modern norms and conventions of the modern workplace.

Can I work from home?

This most likely depends on the type of work you do. Some industries such as hospitality and the media are subject to regular on duty working hours, however a majority of jobs can now be performed on a remote basis.

Should I ask to work from home?

This somewhat depends on where you live and the location of the office. If you live reasonably close to the office and your workplace offers hybrid flexible working solutions, then you should most likely refrain from making such a request. It all depends on your situation. 

Do I have to come into the office?

In addition to figuring out if your job can be performed on a remote basis as an individual you should consider if you have the required facilities to perform your duties at your residence and also if you desire to come into office.

Some employees perform better in an office based environment where the help and support of others is always on hand and collaboration can be achieved easily.

Is the idea of ‘the office’ now dead?

Definitely not. Many industries and sectors still rely on offices in order to conduct their operations. Despite today’s advances in modern technology, depending on the scale of the organization a concentrated office environment is a big factor in aligning employees to the visona, mission and goals of the business.

According to studies approximately 16% of companies in the world are 100% remote and some 74% of workers say that having the option to work remotely would make them less likely to leave a company. 

If you are curious about efficiency under WFH, 77% of remote workers say they’re more productive when working from home. The Virtual Office of the future will host board meetings using virtual reality headsets and would be complete with a lobby and even a digital receptionist.

Find Your Dream Job

DreamJobs.lk by Elegant Media is Sri Lanka’s leading destination to find jobs that match your profile. As part of its aggressive expansion to better cater to the growing and fast-evolving technology-driven job market, DreamJobs.lk also recently acquired two popular job hunting websites, as part of its aggressive expansion, strengthening its status as Sri Lanka’s largest online job-hunting portal and recruitment platform.

DreamJobs.lk has a database of over 300,000 registered job seekers, each with a specific skill set and in addition, partners with over 2,500 employers in order to showcase the best jobs for the best talent; making it the natural choice for job seekers of all backgrounds.

Dreamjobs.lk has over 450,000 social media followers and provides recruiters with a special social media promotional benefit that ensures their vacancy advertisements get the widest reach. Employers can rely on the services of the specialist Dreamjobs.lk team and its handy Application Tracking System that makes recruitment a breeze. 

Employers can post unlimited vacancy advertisements for an entire year for only LKR 85,000 with unlimited social media boosting to deliver the best results.  

Continue reading 29 June 2022

Sri Lanka’s Brain Drain – A boost for local job seekers?

According to the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment Sri Lanka's labour migration has increased by 286 per cent (year-on-year) in the last two decades.

As of May 2022, the total number of individuals that have migrated from Sri Lanka to secure foreign employment through the routes of self-employment and licensed foreign employment firms was 105,821.

The key destinations for outward labour migration were Kuwait, the UAE and South Korea. It is interesting to note that some 67,156 individuals had migrated without the intervention of licensed foreign employment agencies and around 38,665 persons have migrated with the support of foreign employment agencies including 25, 224 females.

New Opportunities

Despite the ongoing brain drain taking place one of the plus points of this situation is that it provides more opportunities for other job seekers that remain in Sri Lanka.

With increased outward migration, the number of job vacancies that can be accessed by others is on the increase. This means that the chances of securing employment is higher as the number of aspiring candidates is less.

But in order to shine above the rest of the others, you still require the desired qualifications and experience. This is important as it will make the difference between being selected and/or rejected.

In order to make the most of this situation, you should keenly observe the current demand for your chosen profession and also the desired qualifications and experience that are demanded by potential employers. 

This will give you the best chance to get ahead of the other applicants by proving your worth. 

Find Your Dream Job

DreamJobs.lk by Elegant Media is Sri Lanka’s leading destination to find jobs that match your profile. As part of its aggressive expansion to better cater to the growing and fast-evolving technology-driven job market, DreamJobs.lk also recently acquired two popular job hunting websites, as part of its aggressive expansion, strengthening its status as Sri Lanka’s largest online job-hunting portal and recruitment platform.

DreamJobs.lk has a database of over 300,000 registered job seekers, each with a specific skill set and in addition, partners with over 2,500 employers in order to showcase the best jobs for the best talent; making it the natural choice for job seekers of all backgrounds.

Dreamjobs.lk has over 450,000 social media followers and provides recruiters with a special social media promotional benefit that ensures their vacancy advertisements get the widest reach. Employers can rely on the services of the specialist Dreamjobs.lk team and its handy Application Tracking System that makes recruitment a breeze.

Continue reading 31 May 2022

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