The Habits that Make or Break Your Career

The Ingredients for Success

Jan 2, 2018

Whether you’re entering the workforce for the first time, looking for a job change, or re-entering after a hiatus, they’re habits that every employer wants to see, and then those habits that just might blacklist you as a potential employee. Let’s talk about them – now.

The Great Habits:

  • Showing up on time, dressed for the job they do, bringing the tools they need.
  • Being passionate about the company they work for; they know the company mission and goals; they understand their role in the big picture.
  • Knowing what their responsibilities are and completing them. Not only asking for help when they need it but also taking initiative and finding answers on their own.
  • Pitching in, focusing on the mission accomplished rather than who does what task or just ‘looking” busy.
  • Getting to know their coworkers and their supervisors and managers, treating everyone with respect.
  • Knowing how to communicate clearly and how to listen, accepting instruction, feedback, and ideas from others.
  • Staying positive and professional.
  • Always learning, looking for growth opportunities and developing the skills they need to move forward.
  • Staying calm in the middle of chaos, able to handle pressure while recognizing problems, and presenting viable solutions.
  • Owning up to their mistakes, taking responsibility, and doing what they can to rectify the situation.

The Not-So-Great Habits:

  • Disregarding time schedules – both theirs and others.
  • Having cluttered, disorganized workspaces.
  • Ignoring safety guidelines – general carelessness.
  • Failing to do the job right – satisfied with “good enough.”
  • Just showing up each day – lack of interest in their job or their coworkers.
  • Has no idea of the big picture – from what role they play to the company principles and vision.
  • Unreliable. Calls in sick – often – or just doesn’t show.
  • Negative, woe is me attitude – constant complainer.
  • Non-communicator – except to gossip
  • Relationship issues – with pretty well everyone.

If you’ve got all the right habits and you’re looking for a job, may we suggest a visit with us – Lofton Staffing. Whether you’re looking for a temporary or full-time position, Lofton can find you the right assignment based on your skills and experience. Contact us today and discover what Lofton Staffing and your great habits can do for your career. 

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