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What makes a desired employee

Read the following about what an employer expects from an employee.  On a separate piece of paper, write how you have displayed each attribute in a previous job or in a life situation.  Include how these attributes can be helpful in the job you want.


TEN COMMON ATTRIBUTES EMPLOYERS LOOK FOR

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Adaptability  

Able to handle a variety of tasks and situations simultaneously.

Cooperation

Willing to help others achieve their goals, even if it requires extra time and effort

Creativity

Receptive to new ideas and able to analyze things in a unique way

Decision Making

Identify problems, get the right information, develop possible courses of action, and use these to make a decision without undue delay.

Energy

Provide active, long-term performance when needed and know what hard work is all about

Flexibility

Willing to try new or various plans in order to achieve the desired goals.  Willing to do what is needed to get the job done.

Initiative

Begin necessary tasks without being told and normally work without close supervision.  Able to go beyond the normal job requirements when necessary.

Tolerance for Stress

Able to maintain stable performance under pressure

Tenacity

Able to stick to plan or goal until accomplished

Verbal Communication

Able to express yourself effectively

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