Being a great employee is about more than just having the right education and training to perform your job well. A Financial Express article from earlier this year talked about some of the other skills you need if you want to succeed in your profession.
Goals are one of the biggest keys to career success. Where do you want to be in one year, five years, or ten years from now? What do you need to do to get there? Write down not only your career goals but what you plan to do to achieve them. Regularly evaluate how you are doing on achieving your goals.
It is important to build positive relationships in the workplace. This includes being on good terms with your boss. It also means getting along with your coworkers. If you have people who work under you, work to establish a good relationship with them. At all levels, you should treat people with respect. You should also be willing to listen to the ideas of others in the company, even those who are new to the company. If you are struggling to get along with someone in the company, evaluate if you are part of the problem and what you can do differently.
The best employees realize that the learning process does not end when they graduate from school. Keep up with new trends in your chosen industry. This may require dedicating time to learning outside of your traditional business hours. At times, you may need to go back to school, even if it is just to take one or two classes. When it comes to new advances in your industry, you also need to ask a recent graduate for help. This is a great way to build a better relationship with this person.
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