Work ethics

How is your job search going? Have you been fortunate enough to have several interviews but no offers? Maybe you’re not letting the real you come through!

Certainly, employers like to see that you have the education and experience to handle the job. However, they also want to know what kind of person you are. Specifically, they want to know about your values and your work ethic. They want to know how well your type of personality will fit into their organization.

According to Amelia Jenkins of Demand Media: “A work ethic is a set of moral principles an employee uses in her job. There are 5 Factors that demonstrate a strong work ethic. Incorporate this list of skills into your interview and show your potential employer that you have what it takes to be a valued employee.”the waiting room


Integrity stretches to all aspects of an employee’s job. An employee with integrity fosters trusting relationships with clients, coworkers and supervisors. Coworkers value the employee’s ability to give honest feedback. Clients trust the employee’s advice. Supervisors rely on the employee’s high moral standards, trusting him not to steal from the company or create problems.

Sense of Responsibility

A strong sense of responsibility affects how an employee works and the amount of work she does. When the employee feels personally responsible for her job performance, she shows up on time, puts in her best effort and completes projects to the best of her ability.

Emphasis on Quality

Some employees do only the bare minimum, just enough to keep their job intact. Employees with a strong work ethic care about the quality of their work. They do their best to produce great work, not merely churn out what is needed. The employee’s commitment to quality improves the company’s overall quality.


It takes a certain level of commitment to finish your tasks every day. An employee with good discipline stays focused on his goals and is determined to complete his assignments. These employees show a high level of dedication to the company, always ensuring they do their part.

Sense of Teamwork

Most employees have to work together to meet a company’s objectives. An employee with a high sense of teamwork helps a team meet its goals and deliver quality work. These employees respect their peers and help where they can, making collaborations go smoother.

If you think you might need a little more help, please contact a Distance Minnesota Online Advisor. We’re here to help you every step of the way!

Contributed by: Teresa “Tess” Blatti | Online Advisor


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