From The “Wow” Factor: Impressive Job Candidate Qualities

LIFT-The Bronx Program Director Betty Gilmore was recently quoted in an article from, where contributor Rachel Farrell asked hiring managers to them CareerBuilder the most impressive qualities they see in potential job candidates.  Betty replied with “Passion.”

6. Passion

“Passion is energy, drive, motivation and commitment. Candidates who are infused with this quality demonstrate an enthusiasm and aliveness that is contagious to their colleagues and clients. It can be harnessed to learn the job to be done and then to do it without having to be constantly encouraged, prompted or micromanaged. Such people are willing to ‘go the extra mile’ to assure that everything is done and done well. They demonstrate initiative and creative problem-solving skills.” — Betty Gilmore, program director, LIFT-The Bronx