As healthcare recruiters, there are plenty of traits we are looking for when it comes to placing the best candidates in growing medical diagnostics companies across the U.S. But, like many other professions, being a team player has always been one of the most important skills to have in this industry. So, if you really want to stand out to hiring managers and diagnostics recruiters, you should really start to fine tune your ability to collaborate and be a better team member. Here are some of the top traits of those who are great team players.
Those who collaborate well lack excessive ego or concerns about status. This is one of the most important aspect of being a team player. Some revealing signs that a candidate is humble is if they have a history of thinking about others, and whether they are interested in achieving the goals of the team, rather than focusing only on their personal accomplishments. You can also ask who may have helped shape their development to gauge their humility. Humility is also a common strength that is shared among team members in some of the most productive work environments. It can be very tempting to hire people that talk a big game yet being humble doesn’t automatically mean that a person isn’t confident in their abilities. “Well done is better than well said.” – Benjamin Franklin
From doing to learning, they are always looking for more. As healthcare recruiters, we place a premium on candidates who have a proven track record of going the extra mile and not shying away from doing what’s necessary to get the job done including working long hours and doing the difficult tasks that may not be in their original job descriptions. Even though hunger is an innate quality in some people, it can also be learned early on from the right role models, or even picked up later in healthcare sales opportunities with employee training.
They have common sense about people. Academic knowledge is a solid foundation to build a diagnostic sales career, but the X factor is having a combination of book smarts and people smarts. Also known as relational or emotional intelligence, being able to understand and be aware of the emotions, interests, and values of others is crucial for success in any workplace. Further, team members who show emotional stability along with being extroverted can coexist with each other better and achieve more of their professional goals.
Improving these traits in yourself and looking for these traits in your next hire are sure fire ways to improve productivity for you and the team.
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