In a survey of 254 employers, titled “Job Outlook 2005,” by the National Association of Colleges and Employers of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, prospective employers rated the most important qualities they look for are, on a scale of 1 to 5 from not important to extremely important:
Honesty and integrity
Relating and working well with others
Strong work ethic
Motivation and initiative
Flexibility and adaptability
These appear to be qualities that we would all look for in our professional advisers allied to a commitment to proactive service and adding value to clients.