Intelligence: The First Quality Employers Look For [Infographic]

Employers look for various attributes when hiring new employees, intelligence being the most important one. Seventy-six percent of the productivity and contribution of an employee is determined by his or her level of intelligence.

How do employers gauge your intelligence? Well, one way is to ask you untraditional interview questions. For example, when an employer asks you, “Why are manhole covers round?” He or she is trying to gauge if you have deductive reasoning.

Check out the infographic below presented by to learn more about how employers measure intelligence in interviews.