Job advertisements and job descriptions normally list the requirements of the job and what employers expect. However, Recruiters tend to respond in different ways when asked the direct question: What do you look for when recruiting new graduates? Here are a series of quotes which illustrate the range of factors and priorities they might be thinking about when considering applicants:
"Potential - if they have potential, we can train them"
"Attitude - I will always take someone who has the right attitude and is willing to learn"
"Someone who will fit in and is willing to contribute"
"Ability to listen, answer questions and to get their point across"
"Some experience, someone who has a sense of the work environment"
"Passion for technology, passion for our business"