Jobs 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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293 21
Trustworthy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Trustworthy
2
296 21
Hard Working is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Hard Working
3
217 37
Intelligent is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Intelligent
4
266 28
Self Motivated is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Self Motivated
5
263 19
Problem Solver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Problem Solver
6
190 16
Positive Attitude is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
FHC313 added Positive Attitude
7
201 40
Loyal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Loyal
8
200 29
Focused is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Focused
9
226 35
Good Communicator is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Good Communicator
10
175 43
Team Player is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Team Player
11
142 10
Common Sense is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
JimTadlock added Common Sense
12
170 37
Careful is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Careful
13
195 25
Motivated is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Motivated
14
157 34
Good Organizational Skills is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Good Organizational Skills
15
151 35
Detail Oriented is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Detail Oriented
16
81 7
Has Common Sense is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Has Common Sense
17
126 44
Easy Going is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Easy Going
18
152 30
Patient is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Patient
19
171 41
Punctual is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Punctual
20
149 31
Calm is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Calm
21
143 29
Confident is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Confident
22
148 34
Clean is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Clean
23
166 35
Creative is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Creative
24
69 8
Listens Well is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Listens Well
25
113 40
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Sundar added Enthusiastic
Sundar Natarajan