jobs The Qualities of a Good Employee  

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

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

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Gives credit where it is due is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee
Gives credit where it is due

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Polite is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee
Polite

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Open to Constructive Criticism is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee
Open to Constructive Criticism

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Conscientious is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee
Conscientious

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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