Hiring an Engineer? Here’s Your Ideal Candidate According to Behavioral Science

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This is the sixth blog in a series about “ideal candidates”.

We take a position, run it through TalentSorter’s scientific algorithm, and provide you with the behavioral characteristics of an “ideal candidate” (note: download the full report at the bottom of the post).

Because of the way TalentSorter has been designed, it is able to compare the personality traits and other attributes of an individual to those of people who have been high performers in a given role, and generate a FitScore™ that is a very accurate predictor of success.

Learn more about our behavioral hiring science here.

Ideal Candidate Traits: Engineer

Agreeableness: Tendency to be friendly, approachable, and easy to get along with.

An Engineer position calls for people that display this trait like most people. The ideal candidate usually cooperates with others in order to ensure group harmony as long as their goals do not drastically differ from those of the candidate.

Conscientiousness: Tendency to strive for perfection, sometimes at all costs.

This position calls for people that display this trait differently than most people. The ideal candidate usually develops a thorough plan before beginning a task.

Stability: Degree to which one reacts positively to negative or stressful situations.

Engineer positions call for people that display this trait more prominently than most people. The ideal candidate is usually objective in their decision making and actions, even in trying circumstances.

Openness: Willingness to try new ways of doing things.

This position calls for people that display this trait more prominently than most people. The ideal Engineer candidate usually embraces the opportunity to try new ways of doing things.

Resolve: Willingness to work for the intrinsic benefit of work and its ability to enhance character.

Engineer positions call for people that display this trait differently than most people. The ideal candidate tends to be passionate about their work and get a lot of enjoyment and pleasure out of it.

Reliability: Tendency to behave in an uncompromising and consistently honest, moral, and ethical manner.

This position calls for people that display this trait differently than most people. The ideal candidate always follows through on their commitments to others to the extent they are in control of a situation.

Acumen: Tendency to use logic and objective information in decision-making process.

Engineer positions call for people that display this trait differently than most people. The ideal candidate prefers to base their decisions on factual information rather than intuition.

Creativity: Degree to which an individual uses imagination and intellect to produce novel and original products, ideas, or task solutions.

This position calls for people that display this trait more prominently than most people. The ideal Engineer candidate appreciates traditional practices, but prefers using new and unique methods to complete tasks.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner]Download Complete Ideal Candidate Report for Engineer[/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner]

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