employment The Best Qualities in an Employee  

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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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248 15
Trustworthy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Trustworthy

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2
250 19
Hard Working is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Hard Working

3
151 12
Positive Attitude is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
FHC313 added Positive Attitude

4
183 26
Intelligent is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Intelligent

5
231 20
Self Motivated is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Self Motivated

6
218 15
Problem Solver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Problem Solver

7
169 31
Loyal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Loyal

8
162 24
Focused is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Focused

9
142 36
Team Player is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Team Player

10
189 31
Good Communicator is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Good Communicator

11
163 22
Motivated is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Motivated

12
102 7
Common Sense is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
JimTadlock added Common Sense

13
139 30
Careful is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Careful

14
129 29
Good Organizational Skills is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Good Organizational Skills

15
124 31
Detail Oriented is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Detail Oriented

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16
127 23
Patient is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Patient

17
124 25
Calm is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Calm

18
142 36
Punctual is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Punctual

19
121 24
Confident is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Confident

20
103 38
Easy Going is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Easy Going

21
142 28
Creative is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Creative

22
51 6
Has Common Sense is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Has Common Sense

23
90 35
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Sundar added Enthusiastic Sundar Natarajan

24
121 28
Clean is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Clean

25
46 4
Diligent is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
CharlotteChadwick added Diligent

26
41 4
Listens Well is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Listens Well

27
46 9
Competence is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Competence

28
85 50
Well Groomed is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Well Groomed

29
77 48
Social is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Social

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30
27 3
Customer Friendly is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
ColinBoddy added Customer Friendly

31
41 10
Nice Person (not Mean or Bitch... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
serifs added Nice Person (not Mean or Bitchy)

32
56 9
Doesn't Spread Rumors or G... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
CharlotteChadwick added Doesn't Spread Rumors or Gossip

33
103 22
Speaks Clearly is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Speaks Clearly

34
83 40
Leader is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Leader

35
79 38
Fiscally Responsible is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Fiscally Responsible

36
80 41
Doesn't Complain is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Doesn't Complain

37
32 7
Character is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee

38
49 16
Clean is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
jets2008 added Clean

39
32 5
Professional is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
GustavoMelo added Professional

40
99 32
Happy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Happy

41
85 30
Inventive is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Inventive

42
22 11
Walk His/Her Talk is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Walk His/Her Talk

43
72 28
Strategic is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Strategic

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44
20 11
Project Manager is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee

45
56 54
Competitive is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
Competitive

46
36 28
Brave is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
jets2008 added Brave

47
15 29
Thrifty is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
jets2008 added Thrifty

48
16 33
Politically Liberal is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
ravi2 added Politically Liberal

49
23 44
Politically Conservative is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee
ravi2 added Politically Conservative

50
0 2
Happy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Qualities in an Employee