Good work habits are essential for anyone who wants to succeed in his or her job, whether it is an after-school or summer job or one that is a step on the career ladder.
According to experienced professionals, these are some of the must-have good habits for a successful career:
#1 Take criticism well
Your boss's feedback is valuable. He isn't necessarily criticizing your performance because he dislikes you. He may be trying to help you succeed.
#2 Be Prepared to Not Know Everything
You certainly won't know everything when you first start out, and you will still have more to learn even as you move up in your career.
#3 Ask for Help and Offer It as Well
No one, no matter how talented, can do it all alone. If you need assistance, don't be afraid to ask for it. Realize others may require it too but may hesitate to ask, so offer a hand when you can.
#4 Look at Problems as Opportunities, Not Challenges
When problems arise, solving them gives you the chance to showcase your strengths and sharpen your skills.
#5 Ask Questions
If you don't understand how to do something, or how something works, get clarification. You may feel foolish asking what you consider a silly question, but that is much better than making an avoidable mistake.
#6 Make Sure You Understand Company Policies
#7 Listen to Understand, Not React
When someone is talking, listen carefully. Don't think about how you are going to respond, but instead, try to absorb what the person is telling you. You can ask questions later.