How to be a professional at work
Written by Essy on December 9, 2020
The job/work industry has really changed and evolved over the years allowing things that were once forbidden like; dreadlocks, casual and fashionable dressing that however doesn’t mean that we still don’t have to be professional at work.
There are some work ethics and rules that still remain intact in the work place and here are a few tips:
Always be respectful; Treat everyone with respect from the CEO to the cleaner and respect their jobs. Don’t badmouth, gossip or voicing your opinion in an unprofessional manner.
Dress for work; Dress according to what your job description and what your job requires of you. This communicates that you respect your job and what you do and everyone else will treat you the way you choose to dress to work.
Be punctual and organized; Always ensure you get to work on time and always be organized at work. That way you will be reliable and dependable to your workmates as well as making you professional.
Avoid bad mouthing and gossip; Don’t get involved in mindless chatter and talking about other colleagues at work. This gains you respect and reduces extra stress to your work routine
Body language is key; Mind your body language, how you greet or touch your colleagues. They are not your friends, so be sure not to be too touchy feely with them. Sit up straight and watch how you carry yourself around your workplace.
As well as this, follow the rules at work and the companies ethics and rules to ensure that your record is clean and you set a good example.