Gunning for a promotion this year? Here are just some of the habits that the best employees have regardless of age and gender.
1. They're Always Early
Regardless of how old or how senior you are at work, being punctual and showing up prepared is a life skill everyone should have.
Make it a habit to show up 10 minutes early — it’s a great indication of your organisational skills.
2. They're Neat And Organised
From the number of items on their computer’s desktop to the cleanliness of their desk, good employees tend to keep their work space neat and tidy so it’s easier to find things.
Plus, it projects a professional image both in and out of work.
3. They Constantly Seek Mentorship
Learning is a never-ending journey and no matter how long you’ve been in an industry, there’s always more to learn about it.
Seeking mentorship helps you stay humble and in turn, you’ll be better at mentoring someone of your own.
4. They're Always Dressed To Impress
No matter what your stand on this, clothes are a nonverbal form of communication. Even if you say you don’t, everyone judges each other by the way they dress and carry themselves.
5. They Keep To The Point
When writing emails, learn how to be precise and keep messages to the point. A succinct email exudes confidence and professionalism.
6. They Establish A Cohesive And Vibrant Online Presence
If you are working in the media or any other artistic field, establishing and maintaining a cohesive and vibrant online presence is key to show off your work.
Create an online portfolio website and display your work on a single platform, for easy reference.
7. They Update Their Resume Regularly
Whether you’re on a lookout for a new job or not, it is wise to keep updating your resume every six months with new experience, skills and projects.
Details can be forgotten and you want to make sure you remember important aspects of projects that you have contributed to the next time you need to include it in your resume.
8. They Keep A Clean LinkedIn Profile
Treat your LinkedIn profile as a summary of your biggest achievements.
As you start building a network, connect with them through LinkedIn so that you can always be on track with what they’re up to.
9. They Learn How To Network
Relationships that you cultivate during your career can come in handy more than your title itself.
While networking is important, maintaining them with the use of an address book is just as important
10. They Know How To Keep Their Facebook Private
While you may want to share all the fun times you had during your night out with your friends, some things are meant to be kept away from the eyes of potential employers.
Take advantage of the privacy options on Facebook to customise friends lists so that you can decide who sees your photos and who does not. This is not specific to Facebook, but to your other social media platforms as well.