10 Habits That Will Make You Extremely Valuable at Work

LIFESTYLE  |  May 15, 2017
  • 1. Arrive early
    1 / 10 1. Arrive early

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    Being punctual and showing up prepared is a life skill everyone should have. Make it a habit to show up 10 minutes early. It’s a great indication of your organisational skills.

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  • 2. Be neat and organised
    2 / 10 2. Be neat and organised

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    From the number of items on their computer’s desktop to the cleanliness of their desk, good employees tend to keep their work space neat and tidy so it’s easier to find things. Plus, it projects a professional image both in and out of work.

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  • 3. Constantly seek mentorship
    3 / 10 3. Constantly seek mentorship

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    Learning is a never-ending journey and no matter how long you’ve been in an industry, there’s always more to learn about it. Seeking mentorship helps you stay humble, and in turn, you’ll be better at mentoring some of your own.

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  • 4. Always dress to impress
    4 / 10 4. Always dress to impress

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    No matter where you stand on this, clothes are a non-verbal form of communication. Even if you say it doesn’t matter, everyone judges each other by the way they dress and carry themselves.

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  • 5. Keep to the point
    5 / 10 5. Keep to the point

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    When writing emails, learn to how to be precise and keep messages to the point. A succinct email exudes confidence and professionalism.

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  • 6. Establish a cohesive and vibrant online presence
    6 / 10 6. Establish a cohesive and vibrant online presence

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    If you are working in the media or any other artistic field, establishing and maintaining a cohesive and vibrant online presence is key to show off your work. Create an online portfolio website and display your work on a single platform for easy reference.

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  • 7. Update your resume regularly
    7 / 10 7. Update your resume regularly

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    Whether you’re on the lookout for a new job or not, it is wise to keep updating your resume every six months with new experience, skills and projects. Details can be forgotten and you want to make sure you remember important aspects of projects that you have contributed to.

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  • 8. Keep a clean LinkedIn profile
    8 / 10 8. Keep a clean LinkedIn profile

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    Treat your LinkedIn profile as a summary of your biggest achievements. As you start building a network, connect with them throhgh LinkedIn so that you can always be on track with what they’re up to.

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  • 9. Learn to network
    9 / 10 9. Learn to network

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    Relationships that you cultivate during your career can come in handy more than your title itself. While networking is important, maintaining them with the use of an address book is just as important.

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  • 10. Keep your Facebook account private
    10 / 10 10. Keep your Facebook account private

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    While you may want to share all the fun time you had during your night out with your friends, some things are meant to be kept away from the eyes of your employers and potential employers. Take advantage of the privacy options to customise friends lists so that you can decide who sees your photos and who does not. This applies to your other social media platforms as well.

    A version of this story first appeared in The Singapore Women’s Weekly. The go-to, trusted magazine for the latest news and information in areas that matter most to the professional working woman, The Singapore Women’s Weekly is now available in both print and digital formats. Visit www.WomensWeekly.com.sg for more.

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