Qualities Future Employers Will Look For

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Although my healthy workbook is geared towards 8-14 year-olds, and most of them aren’t looking for work yet, it would be helpful to take a look at the following list of qualities that most employers are looking for in a future employee.  The adult and child can go over the list to see which qualities they each possess.  Working on self-improvement is good for everyone, and self-knowledge is an important part of the equation.  After going over the list, and since it isn’t necessarily the right time for the child to look for a paying job, he or she can be encouraged to look into volunteering.  Examples for where to volunteer are:  the hospital; a local pre-school; the church; the Humane Society; the library, Special Olympics; a local retirement home or senior center; or the Red Cross.   Here is the list of desirable qualities, in no particular order:

  • Team Player
  • Leader
  • Ethical
  • Intelligent
  • Punctual
  • Reasonable
  • Non-smoker
  • Patient
  • Confident
  • Outgoing
  • Dependable
  • Skilled With Computers
  • Cheerful
  • Shows Initiative
  • Loyal
  • Good Listener
  • Skilled in a Second Language
  • Honest
  • Good Communicator
  • Has Integrity
  • Has Good Hygiene

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