When you have a key position open in your organization, you want to fill it as soon as possible with the best person you can find. You write a detailed job description, search through and find the best resumes, check LinkedIn profiles and, eventually, you narrow down your list to the top candidates.

Leadership skills

Leadership skills have become very important these days for any organisation. In assessing leadership ability the HR usually assesses a candidate’s willingness and capability to accept responsibility for results.

Honesty

As the saying goes ‘honesty is the best policy’ – honesty is one of the most important qualities HR looks for in a candidate for the long-term success.

Leadership ability

Leadership is the willingness and the desire to accept responsibility for results. It’s the ability to take charge, to volunteer for assignments, and to accept accountability for achieving the required results of those assignments.

The mark of the leader is that he or she does not make excuses. You demonstrate your willingness to be a leader in the organization by offering to take charge of achieving company goals and then committing yourself to performing at high levels.

Courage

This is the willingness to take risks. Courage also means the willingness to accept challenges, the willingness to take on big jobs or even new jobs where there is a high degree of uncertainty and the possibility of failure.

Courage also means the willingness to speak up and say exactly what you think and feel in a difficult situation. Employers admire men and women who are not afraid to speak their minds. And you demonstrate this in a job interview when you ask frank and direct questions about the company, the position, and the future that you might have with the organization. www.iibmindia.in