3 Habits of Successful Employees

June 26, 2014

Career Advice

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You may be an underling now, but one day you’d like to run this joint. How do you get to be top dog? You work hard now. And a lot of that hard work falls on mastering proper business etiquette. Here are just a few tips that will help you look more professional regardless of your industry or profession. Learn these habits of the successful and soon you’ll be following in their footsteps:

1. They show up to work early.
No, you don’t have to be the first one in and the last one out. But if your manager can count on you to be at your desk every morning at 8 AM sharp, that won’t go unnoticed. Make sure you’re showing up “put together” though. Wet hair, bed head, and groggy yawning don’t look very professional — even in the morning.

2.  They ask for feedback — and accept it.
Even if your manager or company hasn’t established a formal check-up process, request that you start one. Be it weekly or monthly, these check-ins are a good chance to take a look at the big picture of your career and your performance. Whatever the feedback, accept it with grace and a positive attitude.

3. They talk the talk.
Learn the lingo of your industry and your company. You’ll seem like a seasoned pro — even if you’re a newbie — and the higher ups will respect your professionalism. All those internal acronyms might seem silly now but knowing them like the back of your hand is crucial to your career success.

What other successful habits have you witness at work?

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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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