If you’re a self-starter, you’re likely exhibiting many other skills and behaviours valued by employers too.
For instance, self-starters are often life’s problem solvers. They don’t wait for a solution to present itself; they actively explore and get creative to find the answer themselves.
Self-starters can have good time management skills; since they’ll look to solve a problem rather than waiting for someone to tell them how to do it. They’ll often commit wholeheartedly to solving a challenge too – and not give up when the going gets tough.
Showing initiative doesn’t mean being reckless, however; it’s knowing when to act independently, and, when to wait for further instruction. It’s not about ignoring the advice of others either; self-starters are usually receptive to new ideas and willing to learn.
As a result of their initiative, self-starters aren’t afraid of responsibility or taking ownership. These qualities make them a valued team member.