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5 Qualities of A Good Employee and Candidate

1) Teamwork

2) Willingness to learn

3) Communication

4) Self-motivation

5) Culture fit


Most jobs require a degree of collaboration with other people and sometimes managing others. Even work that’s often seen as lonely, such as accounting or software development, may involve considerable input from other people. Bottom line is you need people who are able to collaborate well with others.

Willingness to learn

Life-long learning is must in nowadays – new technology and knowledge come out all the time, and organisations and systems change. A willingness, and ultimately, an ability to learn are very important qualities of good employee- not just for learning new hard skills, but also for growing as a professional and as a person. Adaptability is also of the qualities of a good employee and candidates associated with willingness to learn.


Being skilled in communication doesn’t mean you have to be great with words or even really sophisticated and eloquent (all though this helps). You need to be able to clearly get your message across, in verbal or written speech, and be able to grasp other people’s meaning. Having issues with this can drastically impact job performance.


Self-motivation is about liking what you do enough to want to do a good job regardless of the external reward. Self-motivation can also be called “passion”.

Culture fit

Culture fit differs from company to company. But it’s not as simple as being about who you want to have lunch or an after work drink with; it’s much more about who understands and embraces the workplace and mode of work, from the open- space layout to the dress code. Culture fit might even change among different teams. It’s a good idea to sit down with your team members and discuss about what constitutes culture fit for your team and narrow it down to specific traits or values.

Nozuko Tikayo

" Align all the elements of your life to support the pursuit of what has deep meaning to you"

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