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The Qualities of a Good Employee

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Anyone who’s looked for a job knows that in most cases they are up against several other hungry people vying for the same spot. Therefore, it’s not only important to stand out from the crowd, it’s important to know what a potential employer looks for in a new hire. What makes a good employee? What are hiring managers and bosses looking for in their staff?

Are you smart? Are you punctual? Do you take criticism well? Are you a team player? Are you eager to learn? All of these are characteristics that catch an employer’s eye as they make their way through the hiring process. And if you’re wondering what else will draw attention to you as you make your way through the business world, look no further than the list we compiled below. These workplace assets will not just help you get hired, but make you a great employee as you progress through the ranks and build your career.

If you're wondering how to be a good employee, take a look at the traits below and see how others have voted. Then, think about what you think makes an employee the best he or she can be and upvote the qualities and traits that are best for professionals in the workplace. Don't see the employee traits you think are most essential? Add them for others to vote on and tell us in the comments what makes these qualities so important!
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    Respectful is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Respectful

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    Hard working is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Hard working

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    Responsible is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Responsible

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    Honest is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Honest

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    Ethical is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Ethical

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    Polite is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Polite

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    Helpful is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Helpful

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    Intelligent is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Intelligent

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    Gives credit where it is due is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Gives credit where it is due

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    Conscientious is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Conscientious

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    Open to Constructive Criticism is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Open to Constructive Criticism

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    Team Player is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Team Player

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    Works Well Under Pressure is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Works Well Under Pressure

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    Communicator is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Communicator

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    Passionate is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Passionate

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    Confident is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Confident

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    Organized is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Organized

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    Presentable is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Presentable

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    Punctual is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Punctual

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    Avoids Gossip is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Avoids Gossip

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    Persistent is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Persistent

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    Ambitious is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Ambitious

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    Upbeat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Upbeat

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    Detail Oriented is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Detail Oriented

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    Modest is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Modest

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    Action-oriented is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Action-oriented

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    Displays Leadership is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Displays Leadership

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    Successful is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Successful

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    Curious is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Curious

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    Requests Feedback is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Requests Feedback

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    Marketable is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Marketable

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    Autonomous is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Autonomous

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    Cultural Fit is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Cultural Fit

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