By: Jaye T. Darden
We all think about what it takes to be successful at our jobs or careers. Certain qualities provide employees with more opportunities than others. We have to remember that qualities are not always a natural thing people are born with. Every positive thing one can do to help them advance in their careers can be studied, learned, and practiced to perfection. Here are three qualities that will help you stand out no matter what level of your career you’re in.
1.) Never say no. Instead of saying no immediately, ask questions as to why.
This can obviously be excluded if your boss asks you do something illegal. Employer are looking for people who have the ability to do what they ask, exactly how they ask it. If you feel you cannot do something then instead of telling an employer “no” you simply ask questions and figure out solutions that both the employer and employee will be satisfied afterwards.
Most people do not simply tell an employer no but it is more complicated than just saying no. Saying no to an employer can also be done by not completing a task or simply doing something other than what the employer wanted. Employers want people who can follow directions and get tasks accomplished.
2.) Be honest. The truth shall set you free.
If you lie to an employer you are automatically on their black list. Honesty and integrity will get you far in an organization. People like a man or woman they can trust and put their faith in. A person that an employer can trust will get the promotions and opportunities to prove their actual worth, because they can be trusted.
Honesty can also get your opinion into important conversations. How is this? If you give your honest but constructive opinion all the time, then you will be asked questions that are relevant to the company. Having more experience with questions and opinions will get you involved with the company and lead to better opportunities.
3.) Be self-motivated, have passion for your job. Be a go-getter.
Employers everywhere want someone who has a can do attitude and wants to succeed without having to hang over them constantly trying to motivate the employee. An employee who wants to work and get tasks accomplished is the employee that bosses love. They are the employees who receive promotions and get paid more because they work harder and produce results.
A motivated employee can exceed expectations, meet deadlines, and inspire others. Motivation can be linked to many of the other great qualities that make an excellent employee. An employee can motivate not only themselves but others in their daily activities. With all of these different qualities an employee can go above and beyond to pursue any sort of career they would ever want to strive for.