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Professionalism

What is Professionalism?

Professionalism is a skill that can help you improve your knowledge of the workplace and career by engaging in a variety of inside and out of class activities.

5 Vital Professionalism Traits:

Ethics and Integrity

Examine minutely the guidelines of moral and values of your work and the communities. Develop the values you hold dear and use your compass to make choices that enhance the condition of the human beings.

Professional Development

Develop the knowledge, skills, qualifications and experiences to aid you in your progress the desired career(s).

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Personal Development

Learning is lifelong process to achieve excellence therefore, keep on learning which will help you maximize your potential. You can use physical, social or spiritual methods of learning.

Workplace Expectations

Be prepared to navigate the complexities of workplaces, such as the ones related to the managing time and professional attire, as well as professional initiatives and organizational structures.

Career Search

Discover your passions as well as your values, abilities and talents in relation to academic major and occupations that will make you happy and keep interested.

Build Professionalism

Based on these traits Professionals are the kind of people others respect and admire. They are truly an asset to their organizations!

This is why it’s crucial that we strive to build a good reputation at work. Professionals are the first ones to be evaluated for promotions, and they’re also granted valuable projects or clients and are consistently succeeding in their careers.

Introspect, if you have understood the true meaning of Professionalism, do you demonstrate these traits in practice? Most likely, you’re already demonstrating certain traits and could be short in others. To build your own professionalism, you must work to improve every one of these aspects.

It is also possible to show professionalism by being courteous and polite to all the people around you, while presenting a professional look by the way you dress and attitude you show. Professionalism also expects you to  arrive at meetings or work with a well-planned agenda.

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Marty Hoffman

Marty Hoffman, MBA, PhD Management Consultant for Fortune 500 and Corporate Strategist 📍 San Francisco, CA More »

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