Be pleasant and polite even to those you don’t like – Whether you like them or not, you will have to work with them. If you take the high road and remain cordial and easy to work with you will look far more professional.
Take work seriously – if you make a mistake or something doesn’t go well, accept responsibility. Don’t brush it off or use cavalier responses.
Take feedback – even critical – with a grain of salt – don’t take criticism personally. Getting angry when you receive feedback makes you look less professional. Use the criticism to grow and advance in your job.
Write clearly and professionally – Use correct punctuation and capitalization, and don’t use text speech.
Be reliable – unless you have a vacation scheduled, or you are truly ill, you need to be at work when you are scheduled to be there.
Do more than what’s in your job description – you can gain a great professional reputation by doing more than the bare minimum required.
Chuck Perrin Tulsa has worked in the business world for a long time. As the CEO of several large companies, he has learned that being professional on the job is what sets you apart from the rest of the pack.