Daniel Lambria - Helpful qualities every young professional could use
BY DANIEL LAMBRIA
We live in an age of distractions. With the siren’s song of
social media, text messages, and the Internet, young
professionals need to learn how to work without giving in.
Doing so requires the ability to focus on a goal and get
“wrapped up” in a task so that little attractions stop seeming
IF YOU ARE ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT YOUR JOB, IT WILL
SET YOU APART FROM YOUR CO-WORKERS, EVEN IF
YOU ARE NOT THE MOST NATURALLY TALENTED
PERSON IN THE WORKPLACE. ENTHUSIASTIC
PROFESSIONALS STRIVE TO ALWAYS IMPROVE THEIR
RESULTS. THEY WANT TO DO THINGS THE BEST WAY
THEY CAN, NOT JUST FOR THEIR OWN CAREERS, BUT
FOR THE GOOD OF THE COMPANY.
L COULD USE
Young professionals might find it difficult to
establish their credentials in the workplace.
Compared to the more veteran coworkers
he/she undoubtedly lacks experience. Though,
they can make up for their newness by
projecting confidence. This includes being able
to stay cool in stressful situations and being
certain of what you do know. Being panicked
and unsure in a situation is a quick way to lose
the faith of your coworkers.
Creative people are touted as a highly valuable
workplace asset, but really, resourcefulness is
even better. Resourceful people can creatively
use what exists in their environment to their
advantage, even turning challenges into
Communication skills include not only speaking, but also
being able to write reports, send emails, and listen to
directions. Depending on your job, you might find yourself
having to communicate constantly, or only between tasks, but
no matter what, being able to effectively communicate will
improve your ability to move within the workplace, and drive
your career forward.
No matter how smart, focused, or skilled you
are, you will experience failure during the
course of your career. Successful people are
the ones who can bounce back from these
experiences. Resilience is the ability to not
only survive but profit and learn from, failure.
Whether it’s a big mistake or a bad review from
a superior, be prepared to face the problem
head on, pick up the pieces, and keep moving.
Decent employees do their jobs well; good
employees can both do their jobs and take up
the slack for others. Sick employees, time-
consuming mistakes, and sudden new
deadlines can lead to companies finding
themselves with extra work and no one to do it.
Your ability to adapt to new tasks will impress
your boss--and prove that you are ready to take
on new responsibilities within the company.