Do you wanna know if you make a great employee?
Do you have these 7 traits?
If you don't, you're probably about to get fired.
No you won't... I'm just kidding BUT I am sure if you have these 7 traits it will help you NOT get fired.
Because if there is one thing you and I can agree upon in the job market it is that great employees are hard to come by. You see that whether you're an employee yourself and you experience the feeling like you are always pulling the most weight or if you are a boss and experience the stress of finding solid, accountable employees. But what specifically makes an employee great? Is it just pure skills? More experience? Surprisingly, no.
The #1 trait that makes an employee great is that they are always dependable. Great employees do the job they're assigned to do every time. Yes, all the time, no excuses. Are you dependable to get the work done?
The #2 trait you need is a team player personality. A great employee isn’t the one who is constantly seeking attention or "hogs the spotlight." Rather, a great employee works with everyone else to make sure that the things that need to get done, do get done---for the good of the company, the team... not just himself.
The #3 trait is active participation in the day to day life of the office. They don't skip out of meetings or fall asleep in them (yes, I know you do). They are actively making the workplace better and efficient in the tasks at hand.
The #4 trait is the ability to get along with other employees. This means you have to be likeable. If people hate you chances are you won't make it. It's pretty easy to be liked. Just do what's right and be aware of other's feelings, have manners, respect and you're good to go. This means no gossip, backstabbing, lying, or any deception.
The #5 trait is irreplaceable working skills. This may sound like a giveaway, a "duuhh" answer, but you'd be surprised how many people actually suck at what they do. If you suck, get better. Great employees constantly seek ways to improve, like going to training seminars and the basic acquiring of more education. Have you improved your skills lately?
The #6 trait is a great attitude. Negative attitudes bring everyone down. Don't bring your dirty laundry to work-- no I'm not talking about your dirty clothes, I'm talking about personal problems. Leave that at home. A great employee is able to keep their composure.
The #7 and most important trait EVERY great employee MUST HAVE is (drum roll please).... passion. Are you passionate about your job? Do you actually like getting up in the morning to go to work? Do you believe in what you do? Do you actually believe you'll make a difference? Do you actually care about the service you provide? If you can answer yes to all of those questions, you got it, if not, you have some soul searching to do. A great employee will love their work, if you don't then why do it?