Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Healthy Career Habits You Should Always Maintain


Interest in and passion for your work is the best foundation for success. Monotony can keep you stuck in a profession for all the wrong reasons. Passion for your work will drive you to do your best and more. If you don’t have it, you will tend to accept the comfort of routine till it’s too late.

When boredom sets in, it will only lead to stagnation and a dull future.

Develop Your Skills

When you accept change, whether in your career or personal life, you open the door to learning new things under fresh circumstances. There is opportunity for improvement and development in any new job; the potential for a new future opens up.

Try to develop your skills while you are also improving those you already have. If you change and improve, you make a positive impression on those around you – and the appreciation of your employer can drive you to do better.

Meet Challenges Head On

Challenges should be welcomed; a lot can be learned from meeting them with a positive attitude. Learning is a continuous process, and there should be no limitations to the skills that you can acquire.

There are numerous ways that you can keep yourself up-to-date and ahead of your colleagues, and this will give you the advantage over others who fail to do so.

Never Stop Learning

As a professional, you should never miss an opportunity to learn. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t stop learning new things just because you’ve reached a certain position in life.

Make the best of training programs, information available on the Internet, and courses. Every situation and assignment should be looked on as a step for self-improvement.

Keeping yourself updated is a key to success.

Maintain Professional Relationships

You need to maintain professional relationships to ensure smooth functioning in your job – and to ensure that you can get support and assistance when you need it. Important connections and contacts can come in handy at the right time.

Also, maintaining positive relationships with immediate colleagues is essential to maintaining a healthy working environment.

Try to keep up with the latest technology – always a valuable skill that will be useful wherever you go. Taking the time to learn and be at ease with computers, a necessity these days, will help you in your career.

In your career, your aim should be to become indispensable to management; you want them to consider you to be an asset to the company.

Tony Jacowski is a quality analyst for The MBA Journal. Aveta Solution’s Six Sigma Online offers online six sigma training and certification classes for six sigma professionals including, lean six sigma, black belts, green belts, and yellow belts.