If others depend on you for something, always put your best foot forward and deliver results. Do what you say and say what you do!
Be an Excellent Communicator
Miscommunication is usually the reason for mistakes and chaos in the workplace. Throughout any project, communication should be consistent, open, honest, and transparent.
Communication at work isn’t always mutual, so don’t be afraid to reach out and be persistent when necessary. One way to ensure everyone is on the same page is by starting an email thread for upcoming projects, following up with stakeholders, and always providing a recap of what went down in the meeting.
Show a Desire to Learn
If you work for a large company with several different departments, you should always be eager to learn. Never get too comfortable in your current role, even if you love it. You never know what opportunities are out there.
Pay attention in meetings, ask good questions, and express a desire to learn. People who adopt a continuous learning mentality move up the ladder much faster.
Be Project Management Savvy
As someone who works in marketing, I can’t tell how you crazy it gets with all the moving parts and last minute campaign changes. The one thing that has helped me execute and deliver is developing project management skills!
Project management enables you to meet every deadline, strategize accordingly, create valuable content, while working with your partners to achieve real results.
It’s so easy for projects to slip between the cracks due to someone forgetting to do something, respond, or take action.
Have a work planner handy, bring a notebook with you in meetings, jot notes on your phone, and keep active alerts/reminders on your email calendar.
DO NOT WAIT LAST MINUTE TO DO SOMETHING
Stop submitting things on your ‘deadline’, because truthfully, deadlines indicate lateness. Don’t wait last minute to deliver.
Instead, aim to push things out before the deadline.When working with partners, you should perform your very best and exceed their expectations, even when they don’t.
Plan for Tomorrow
Always be one step ahead of the game. In addition to completing your tasks before your deadline, always prepare yourself for what’s next. At the end of each workday, you should write down your to-do list for the next day.
This is an excellent way to stay focused and prepared for what’s to come, without leaving space for uncertainty. Don’t wait for directions; be proactive.
Have a Positive Attitude
Your attitude plays a massive part in your career growth and success. A poor attitude will inevitably impact your performance levels and professional relationships.
Anyone can have the skills and talent to be successful, but only a positive attitude will set you apart from the crowd. Be someone whom others can trust and love to work with.