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5 Most Important Personality Traits for Career Success

The following discusses personality traits that are most popular with successful employees and explores how you can showcase these traits. Everyone can benefit from understanding how each trait will positively affect their career.
November 3, 2017
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1.     Enthusiastic- Those who are enthusiastic can make the workplace environment much more enjoyable. Yes, it’s work, but if you adapt the attitude of being excited to work collaboratively with colleagues/customers and making your routine more than just receiving a paycheck, then your career will be successful. Of course, everyone has less great days, but the challenge is well worth the effort.

2.     Goal Focused- Writing down your goals will ultimately make it easier for you to reach them. Take your vision and turn it into concrete goals. If in your ideal world you are an Executive Assistant, one of your goals might be to start your administrative assistant career. Choose a time frame to accomplish your short-term goals as well as measurable details so you know exactly when you’ve achieved them. What exactly does it mean to be an Executive Assistant? Make sure you create goals that are realistic and achievable in the given time-frame for overall success.

3.     Networked- As you advance in your career, you have more experience and more connections to lean on for networking. Even more so now than ever before because professional social platforms are at our palms. Sometimes it isn’t about what you know, but who you know that helps you reach your career success.

4.     Self-Confident- Self-esteem plays an important part in career success. Low self-esteem is usually linked to under-performance, lack of initiative, and social withdrawal. In order to take risks and go the extra mile to achieve better things in your career, practice the following:

·         Hold your head high

·         Answer questions assuredly

·         Readily admit when you do not know something or need clarification

·         Reflect on your strengths

5.     Persistent- New projects take time to develop, but as long as you are patient and persistent, success will come. The journey to career success is often very challenging, but achievable and worth it.