In our life we have the chance to meet and to know so many people. It is obvious that we are very different. I bebieve that it is very importatnt to learn to work with different kind of people, but if I could pick somebody than his characteristics should definitely be: onesty and hard- work.
I believe that in every relationship is very important to be onest. If my co-worker is onest with me, that would give me confidence that I can talk anything and that I can trust him. For example, when I was a student me and my best friend were co-workers on every Lab work. She was always onest with me and even if sometimes was difficult to finish our work on time, she told me when she didn't know what to do. As a result of her onesty we made a good team, we learnt a lot from each other and we studied toghether when we realize we need to know more about our project.
Second of all, I would say that to be efficient in your work you need to work hard. That's why if you work as a team with many people is important that everybody to try his best to get done as much as he can. That way nobody will be frustrated that he works more that his co-workers. We all need to work hard for us and for others. For instance the best example that comes in my mind is my first boss. I was a student and I worked at a pharmacy. My boss was such a good example for all of us. She was a hard-worker. She did any kind of job in that pharmacy even though she was a pharmacist. She was not only a hard-worker but also an excelent example for all of us.
As I mentioned in the above paragraphs, I believe that onesty and hard-work would make a great co-worker for everybody, including myself don't you agree?
The characteristics that employers look for in employees are the same traits that make for successful workers. Good employees obviously are important in any business, but small businesses often feel the impact of employee behavior — both good and bad — more acutely than larger companies. One bad apple can have a much greater impact on morale in a small organization than in a large one and, conversely, a good employee’s attitude and work ethic can be infectious.
Being Disciplined and Dependable
Reliability is a trait that is — or should be — instilled at an early age, and employees often can overcome deficiencies such as lack of experience simply by showing up on time and performing their assigned duties. Being able to work without a supervisor hovering over your shoulder is a sign of discipline. So is not having to be told not to make personal phone calls, surf the Internet or constantly text and tweet. Closely related traits are work ethic, honesty and integrity. It boils down to an employer being able to count on you to show up, do your job, stay focused, be prepared and not steal — either physically or by stealing company time.
Taking Initiative and Responsibility
Offering solutions to problems in a constructive manner, as well as standing up and taking responsibility for mistakes you’ve made, goes a long way in catching an employer’s attention. Supervisors can't be everywhere at all times, so it is up to you to pay attention and speak up when you identify a problem or a way that a process can be improved. You should also be willing to pitch in when your company is faced with a serious deadline or a coworker has to take an unexpected break. Bosses take notice when you are willing to do more than just your own job as a way of looking out for the company's interests.
A Good Attitude
Even dependable and responsible employees may not have the most cheerful dispositions. A smile alone won’t get the job done, but a positive outlook and a pleasant disposition — combined with fundamentals such as work ethic and discipline — make for a well-rounded employee. Flexibility and enthusiasm also are components of possessing a good attitude. Being a team player, which is another attribute of a successful employee, is difficult if you’re not approachable and if you don’t play well with others. This doesn't mean that you need to be a pushover, but you can learn to be assertive while not demoralizing your coworkers.
Good Communication Skills
Whether writing, speaking or using computers, communication skills are essential in virtually any job. These skills often are the result of upbringing and education but are fundamental to most businesses. Improving these skills is vital to becoming a successful employee. It’s especially important when trying to communicate ideas to improve your company’s performance. Your good ideas won't help anyone, or your career, if you can't deliver them effectively. Think before you speak and take a few minutes to read and proofread your emails before sending them.
About the Author
John Kibilko has been writing professionally since 1979. He landed his first professional job with "The Dearborn Press" while still in college. He has since worked as a journalist for several Wayne County newspapers and in corporate communications. He has covered politics, health care, automotive news and police and sports beats. Kibilko earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Wayne State University.
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