Great Habits to Embrace for Career Success - Abby Locke

Great Habits to Embrace for Career Success

Have you ever wondered why some people get promoted, receive raises, and are more respected at work?

It’s not a secret. Successful people do a few things differently than others and do them consistently.

You can enjoy the same level of success by adopting the same behaviors and mindsets.

If the people that matter believe you can contribute more, you’ll be provided with plenty of opportunities!

Strive for a new level of success at work by doing these things:

1. Be impeccable with your time.

Be on time for everything, not just the beginning of the work day.

Be on time for meetings. Complete your work on time. Respond to requests on time.

Gain a reputation for being reliable, trustworthy and professional.

2. Build the skills you need for the next level.

What do you need to know to be successful at the next level?

Prepare yourself for future growth by acquiring the necessary skills, knowledge and expertise that will propel you forward.

3. Be a problem solver.

Today’s complex business and operational challenges require leaders who are strategic, forward-focused problem solvers.

Be someone who takes the initiative to find and create solutions. Identify a current challenge for your company or your division and seek out an innovative solution.

4. Ask for feedback.

By asking for feedback you accomplish several things. You can get insight from those who work closely with you and from management so you can take steps to improve your performance and leverage your leadership strengths.

5. Know the people that matter.

It’s not always what you know, but who you know. Learn the key players and most respected leaders in your company and in your industry.

  • Who make the key decisions?
  • Who make things happen?

Get to know these people, they can be valuable and instrumental in your career growth.

The right mentor, ally or advocate can do more for you than you might be able to do on your own.

6. Keep your resume updated.

Develop a regular schedule for chronicling your accomplishments and adding them to your resume while they’re still fresh in your mind.

Keep your LinkedIn current as well and allocate time to engage in online networking activities.

You never know what opportunities might come your way, it’s best to always be ready!