Hiring a Financial Analyst? Here’s Your Ideal Candidate According to Behavioral Science

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This is another instalment of blog 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: Financial Analyst

Extraversion: Degree to which one requires social interaction and authority.

A Financial Analyst position calls for people that display this trait more prominently than most people. The ideal candidate is content working in a group setting, and often seeks out a leadership role.

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

This position calls for people that display this trait less prominently than most people. The ideal candidate sometimes finds it challenging to work with others and come to a consensus on a common goal.

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

Financial Analyst positions call 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.

This position calls for people that display this trait more prominently than most people. The ideal Financial Analyst candidate is usually objective in their decision making and actions, even in trying circumstances.

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

Financial Analyst 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.

Compliance: The degree to which an individual is willing to follow policies, external controls and supervision, and to work within the rules.

Financial Analyst positions call for people that display this trait more prominently than most people. The ideal candidate is comfortable interacting and taking direction from those in authority.

Decisiveness: Reflects how confident someone is in accepting the risk of making a decision in a timely fashion using what information is available at the time.

This position calls for people that display this trait more prominently than most people. The ideal Financial Analyst candidate is typically not afraid to take risks and make quick decisions when they have adequate information.

Autonomy: Tendency to be self-reliant, self-directed, and to take independent action, making own decisions.

Financial Analyst positions call for people that display this trait more prominently than most people. The ideal candidate is capable of relying on their own resources to make decisions and get tasks done.

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