Calibre’s Quick Insights – What Does 'Professional' Mean to You?

Published on 29/11/2018

Dear Reader,

Welcome to today’s quick insights session here at Calibre!

Let's begin our discussion today on the subject, what does professional mean to you?

We’re always told that being professional is something we have to do if we want to succeed in our career, but what exactly is ‘professional’? Is it being a genius in your role? Is it hitting deadlines every time? Is it the flexibility to move around professional office environments with ease?

Check out this video, which talks about six traits of a true professional.

What did you think of that video? The six traits mentioned are:

•   Specialised knowledge

•   Competency

•   Honesty

•   Accountability

•   Self-regulation

•   Looking the part

Of course, part of ‘looking the part’ is also about the equipment you use. You can be as well turned out as you like, but if you’re sat at a tatty office desk, with a chair that’s falling to pieces; you’re not going to look professional at all! This situation shouldn’t arise these days however, as there are countless office furniture online choices to suit any budget.

Ultimately, being professional is about how you treat others, how you do your job, and how seriously you take it all. If you want to succeed in a modern and professional office environment you need to always be on the lookout for ways to improve your skills and stay ahead of the game. An eagerness to learn is a true sign of a professional.

What do you think? Can you think of any other traits to add to the list? Visit our Twitter page and let us know your comments.

Thanks for reading!

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