Month: January 2018

PROFESSIONALISM TIP #11 ~~~ ETHICS & INTEGRITY

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PROFESSIONALISM TIP #11 ~~~ ETHICS & INTEGRITY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Professionals such as doctors, lawyers and public accountants must adhere to a strict code of ethics.  AAPC and AHIMA also have a Code of Ethics to which they expect their members to adhere. Even if your company or industry doesn’t have a written code, you should display…
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PROFESSIONALISM TIP #10 ~~~ RELIABILITY

As a professional, you will be expected to find a way to get the job done. Work loads and deadlines can present CHALLENGES! Sometimes, meeting the requirements of a project may include ‘burning the midnight oil’ or other such methods of ‘getting the job done’! Responding to people promptly and following through on promises in…
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PROFESSIONALISM TIP #9 — BE CONFIDENT

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PROFESSIONALISM TIP #9 ~~ BE CONFIDENT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Your demeanor should exude confidence but never cockiness! Be polite and well-spoken whether you’re interacting with customers, superiors or co-workers. Being ‘prepared’… can be a major part of being CONFIDENT!  When you have your information gathered, in order and readily available, it’s much easier to project CONFIDENCE!…
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PROFESSIONALISM TIP #8 ~~~ ALWAYS FIGHT FAIR!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PROFESSIONALISM TIP # 8 ~~~ Always Fight Fair ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You will inevitably have occasional disagreements with your co-workers or even your boss. You may think that something should be done one way while someone else will believe another way is better. Don’t let yourself get angry. It doesn’t matter how upset you are or how strongly you…
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PROFESSIONALISM TIP #7 — Own Up to Your Errors!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PROFESSIONALISM TIP #7 — OWN UP TO YOUR ERRORS! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Don’t Hide From Your Mistakes BE ACCOUNTABLE! As hard as it may be to do, own your mistakes;  then do your best to correct them. Make sure you don’t make the same one twice. Never blame others for your errors, even if they deserve…
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PROFESSIONALISM TIP #6 ~~~ Don’t Gossip!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PROFESSIONALISM TIP #6 ~~~ Don’t Gossip! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   While you may be tempted to tell your cubicle neighbors what you heard about Suzy or Sam down in accounting,  ‘gossiping’ makes you look like a middle school student. Additionally, it makes you appear UNTRUSTWORTHY! CAN the BOSS really trust  you to keep Company Secrets? If…
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PROFESSIONALISM TIP #5 ~~~ Offer Help

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PROFESSIONALISM TIP #5 ~~~ Offer Your Help …Offer Assistance to Your Colleagues ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A true professional is willing to help his or her co-workers when they are overburdened or facing a challenge at work. He or she isn’t afraid to share knowledge, opinions, or simply an extra pair of hands. One person’s success reflects…
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PROFESSIONALISM TIP #4 ~~~ WATCH YOUR WORDS!

PROFESSIONALISM TIP #4 ~~~ WATCH YOUR WORDS!   PART  I ` Utilizing appropriate grammar, and consistently practicing acceptable Business English is a great way to demonstrate your Professionalism! Business environments are not normally the place for ‘street language’! ` PART II Swearing, cursing, or cussing—whatever you call it—has no place in most workplaces. Unless you…
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INTERVIEW TIPS!

Not EVERY SINGLE TIP will apply to EVERY SINGLE PERSON… …some of you may have had different experiences. —————————————————————–   INTERVIEW TIPS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   1) Dress Appropriately You wouldn’t wear the same outfit to an interview with a law firm as you would with an Internet startup where sweatpants are standard attire. A good rule…
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PROFESSIONALISM TIP #3 ~~~ Dress Appropriately

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PROFESSIONALISM TIP #3 ~~~ Dress Appropriately ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A Professional is neat in appearance. Be sure to meet or even exceed the requirements of your company’s dress code, and pay special attention to your appearance when meeting with prospects or clients. Whether you have to dress up for work or you can wear more casual…
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