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Skills Employers Like

Employers repeatedly say if they could find workers with the skills below, they would hire them. Below are skills employers value in their employees:

Quality of Work

Employers will evaluate their employees’ performance based on several criteria. Quality of work is one of those criteria. You should take pride in the work you do and make every effort to ensure that your work is of the highest quality possible. The way you complete assignments for a class sets the tone for the way you will complete tasks on the job.

Quantity of Work

Employers expect to get a day's work for a day's pay from their employees. You should realize this and motivate yourself to maximize your productivity. A student who is able to complete all assignments accurately and well is establishing good work habits.

Working Relationships

Job survival is dependent on one's ability to work well with others. Group projects will be assigned as part of your course requirements. You will be evaluated on your ability to get along with others and your ability to solve problems that may arise.


Good attendance is critical to keeping a job. It costs employers when their workers are absent from work. Your employer will count on you to be present to get the work done. If you are repeatedly absent from school you might not graduate. It is important to develop good work habits now by attending school regularly.

Call In Procedures

If you are going to be absent from work it is important that you notify your employer. Try to give the employer as much advance notice as possible. This common courtesy will give the employer a chance to call another worker to cover you.

Positive Attitude

Employees who excel have a positive attitude and remain professional in challenging situations. Fellow colleagues will respect and appreciate you if you focus on your work and not engage in office gossip. Employers will notice your hard work, which could lead to simple things like attendance at a conference and/or further training within or outside the company and eventually you may receive a promotion, raise and a positive employee review.

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