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The Qualities of a Good Employee

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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 
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    Respectful

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    Hard working 
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    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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    Helpful 
	is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Helpful

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

    Polite

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    Intelligent 
	is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Intelligent

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    Gives credit where it is due 
	is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Gives credit where it is due

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    Conscientious 
	is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Conscientious

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    Open to Constructive Criticism 
	is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Open to Constructive Criticism

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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 
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    Works Well Under Pressure

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    Confident 
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    Confident

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    Passionate 
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    Passionate

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

    Communicator

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

    Presentable

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

    Organized

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

    Punctual

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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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    Persistent 
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    Persistent

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

    Ambitious

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

    Upbeat

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

    Detail Oriented

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    Modest 
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    Modest

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    Action-oriented 
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    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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    Marketable 
	is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Qualities of a Good Employee

    Marketable

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

    Autonomous

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

    Cultural Fit

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