Becoming the best you can be in the workplace should always top your list of professional goals. The list of potential benefits is long, including promotions, salary increases and insulating yourself (as much as you can) when the inevitable layoff occurs.
Each of us has our own idea of what characteristics make up a top employee. There are a few traits, however, that are shared by peak performers in any industry at any career level.
Strive to hit the next level. Here are 10 traits of amazing employees:
It’s true: your job search is a full-time job.
But if you’re dedicating all of your waking hours to finding a job, you might be neglecting something just as important: maintaining your career.
Your career doesn’t have to go on hold just because you’re searching for a full-time position, however…
Is the idea of “lifetime employment” still hanging around? Or should we be prepared for a transitional workforce where we will most likely work a series of contract, temp and freelance gigs instead?
What does the future of work look like?
In my experience, success requires a minimum amount of brains, energy, and ambition. You need a plan that makes sense on paper. And you need luck. Passion is optional.
- Scott Adams
I agree with the Scott Adams. You don’t need to follow your passion to find your first job after college, and flourish in it. So you don’t know your ultimate passion. What are other ways to find fulfillment at work?
Confrontation can’t be avoided in a productive workplace. Yet a soft skill many people overlook is the ability to be comfortable with confrontation.
While not as common an interpersonal skill to master as public speaking or team building, holding productive confrontational conversations is vital to your career…