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How to Achieve Professionalism

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Jennifer Harrison

on 1 July 2013

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Transcript of How to Achieve Professionalism

You have the job....
What can you do to move up?

How to achieve
"professionalism is
"the conduct, aims, or qualities that characterize or mark a profession or a professional person...

Investigate new techniques, try and compare old models or methods with new ones.
Specialized Knowledge*
What is the definition of Professionalism ???
You should know your job!!!!
Professionalism is not as universal as it use to be
Employees are dressing and behaving for the culture of the work environment not the profession.
Depending on your career/job, rules may vary from department to department.
"By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail."
— Benjamin Franklin
“Whoever is careless with the
truth in small matters cannot be
trusted with important matters”
― ~Albert Einstein
“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.”
~Oprah Winfrey

Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter
Music Mogul
Mark Zuckerberg
Creator of Facebook
Sara Blakely
Inventor of Spanx
Convicted of $50 Billion
Ponzi Scheme
Who is properly dressed for the job?
From Cengage Webinar 4/26/13
Which is a convicted felon?

**Do you reflect your expertise?

***Are you dressing appropriately for your job's environment?

****Neat and clean is ALWAYS EXPECTED, the degree of casualness is determined by the job culture.
You only get one chance to make a 1st impression...
You gotta look the part....
Dress for Success!!!...
Words of Steele (WOS) Advertising Agency Owner and Creative Director:..."Our clientele consists mostly of young, up and coming, diverse individuals, at WOS my employees are encourage to dress comfortably. Only our Account executive has opted to wear traditional business wear..."
Check out their website-

You should keep updated on changes, novel techniques, laws and legislation etc.
Keep abreast on company policy and procedures.
Professionals get the job done.
Be reliable by always being prepared.
If unable to deliver
*Be up front
*Do your best to make the situation right.
Professionals don't make excuses, but focus on finding solutions.
Start with a...
The consistency in your reactions when handling delicate, complicated or adversarial situations is very important.
~Manage your actions, emotions and thoughts.
~Know when to speak and when to remain silent
~Respect your organization's chain of command
Honesty and Integrity
Keep your word.

Never compromise your good work ethics and values

Do the right thing, even when no one is looking
Need Help???
Ask for assistance or ask questions right away!!!
Be willing to learn from others.
L.A. Steele Owner/Creative Director WOS
What's your IMAGE ?
Success in Professionalism
Being tagged "the go-to person" is usually a good thing!!!
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