Employment 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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1
295 21
Trustworthy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Trustworthy
2
298 21
Hard Working is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Hard Working
3
219 37
Intelligent is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Intelligent
4
267 29
Self Motivated is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Self Motivated
5
194 16
Positive Attitude is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
FHC313 added Positive Attitude
6
265 19
Problem Solver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Problem Solver
7
203 40
Loyal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Loyal
8
201 29
Focused is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Focused
9
227 35
Good Communicator is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Good Communicator
10
177 43
Team Player is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Team Player
11
144 10
Common Sense is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
JimTadlock added Common Sense
12
171 37
Careful is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Careful
13
196 26
Motivated is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Motivated
14
158 34
Good Organizational Skills is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Good Organizational Skills
15
152 35
Detail Oriented is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Detail Oriented
16
83 7
Has Common Sense is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Has Common Sense
17
127 44
Easy Going is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Easy Going
18
154 30
Patient is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Patient
19
173 41
Punctual is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Punctual
20
151 31
Calm is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Calm
21
145 29
Confident is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Confident
22
149 34
Clean is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Clean
23
168 35
Creative is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Creative
24
70 8
Listens Well is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Listens Well
25
114 40
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Sundar added Enthusiastic
Sundar Natarajan