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The Best Qualities in an Employee  

Samantha Dillinger
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List of good employee traits, including characteristics that make bosses happy and good qualities in an employee. Good characteristics of an employee tend to match up with many of the top qualities in a person, with a few more career focused traits. If you're asking the question "what do employers look for in a good employee" or wondering how to become a good employee this is the place to be.

The best candidates for jobs tend to have many of the same skills including self-motivation, loyalty, leadership, and a good work ethic. All of these personality traits employers look for are paramount in obtaining a job and later getting a raise or a promotion. Making sure your employer knows you have the best skills for a job is important, but knowing what the top skills for a career are is just as paramount.

What are the best qualities in an employee? What do employers look for in potential employees? Some of these questions should be answered with this crowd ranked list of the top qualities in employees, voted on by employers and employees alike. If you don't see the qualities employers look for on this list of the greatest qualities in an employee, make sure to add them so others will know what the top traits for employees really are.
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Hard Working is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Hard Working
2
Trustworthy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Trustworthy
3
Problem Solver is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Problem Solver
4
Positive Attitude is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
FHC313 added Positive Attitude
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Self Motivated is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Self Motivated
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Common Sense is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
JimTadlock added Common Sense
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Focused is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Focused
8
Intelligent is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Intelligent
9
Motivated is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Motivated
10
Good Communicator is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Good Communicator
11
Loyal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Loyal
12
Has Common Sense is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Has Common Sense
13
Careful is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Careful
14
Team Player is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Team Player
15
Punctual is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Punctual
16
Calm is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Calm
17
Detail Oriented is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Detail Oriented
18
Creative is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Creative
19
Patient is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Patient
20
Clean is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
jets2008 added Clean
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Good Organizational Skills is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Good Organizational Skills
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Confident is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Confident
23
Listens Well is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Listens Well
24
Speaks Clearly is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Speaks Clearly
25
Professional is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
GustavoMelo added