Qualities Employers Look for in a Candidate


The ideal employee is highly motivated, uses common sense, pays attention to detail, can anticipate and solve problems, and is a team player. The following presents a profile of the 10 desired employee characteristics: 

  • Intelligence and initiative
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Sets good example for others
  • Ability to anticipate and solve problems
  • Courtesy and diplomacy
  • Ability to be self-sufficient yet contribute as a team member
  • Flexibility to alter plans when required
  • Ability to handle details while possessing an overall perspective
  • Oriented towards an accomplishment rather than activity
  • Ability to do the right things right the first time