The core traits of career success

Advice for both scientists and recruiters in science disciplines.

The core traits of career success
core traits of career success

The ingredient that ties together all traits is passion.

The six core traits hiring managers should look out for:

  1. Persistence
    Gives the edge when it comes to innovation and discoveries.
  2. Focus
    Focus is commitment that multiplies persistence.
  3. Inner beliefs
    A positive attitude contributes to success.
  4. Flexibility
    Be flexible enough to move in many different directions and avoid dead-ends.
  5. Network
    Deliver on your commitments, give back to your partners and pick the right colleagues and collaborators.
  6. Critical thinking
    Ability to reason well and carefully analyze facts.