The 4 Things You Need In Your Career Success Toolkit

May 2, 2013

Career Advice

What you Need in your career search toolkitWe’ve covered the four things you need in your job search toolkit, but what do you fill up that toolkit with once you land a job? There are more than a few paths to success. These are the skills that we’ve found are most imperative for a successful start in a new position.

1. Your best behavior.
Even if your work environment is “casual dress” and the office is small, it doesn’t mean that professional etiquette should be thrown out the window. Especially when it’s your first month on the job. Be respectful. Be polite. Be on time. These are the little things in your career that will make you stand out from the crowd.

2. Your dedication.
Accepting a job is a big commitment. It requires hard work on your end regardless of how you’re feeling. Not having a good day? Who cares! The business is not going to stop running. Feeling distracted? You better find focus fast, because there’s work that needs to be done. Once you’ve left the office, feel free to not think about work until 8 AM tomorrow morning. But while you’re there, be there fully.

3. Your full attention.
I know it sounds like kindergarten all over again. But you’d be surprised how easily “listening” can get overlooked at work, especially when smartphones and emails and tablets can distract us at all times. When you’re in a meeting, be present. When you’re coworker finds a problem, listen, and try to help him find a solution.

4. Your balance.
Part of a happy work life is having a happy home life — that means leaving work at work so you can enjoy your time at home. Don’t let your occupation consume your personal life. Everyone needs time to recharge for the next work day and the next work week. Find what relaxes and reenergizes you, and make it a non-negotiable part of your week. Also, use that vacation time — it’s there for a reason!

Image by OZinOH.

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Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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