Being Professional

Important Attributes to being a Professional

Many of the factors that contribute to being a professional have little to do with the degree you hold.

A smile goes a long way.

Now that you have graduated university with an engineering degree and are entering the big wide world to start your first job as an engineer, you are expected to be professional. But what does that mean?

It is more than putting on a suit and tie or a skirt and heals, but it does have lot to do with how you present yourself, and how you communicate. Everyone has a slightly different idea on what it means to be professional but if you follow the following list of important attributes of being a professional you will be well on your way to becoming well respected in your field.

Top 10 most important attributes of a professional:

1. Competency
2. Reliability and accountability
3. Honesty and integrity
4. Self-control
5. Flexibility
6. Respect for others
7. Image
8. Put customer satisfaction at the forefront of your mind
9. Communicate effectively
10. Use manners

And for a bonus number 11, smile. A smile always goes a long way.

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