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What is professionalism? It’s talked about a lot, but what does it mean? It covers many things related to someone’s work: a good work ethic, timeliness, collaboration skills, taking responsibility, and following through on commitments. One way to think about professionalism is treating others as one wants to be treated.

Why is professionalism so important to remember while searching for a job?

Professionalism is highly valued in the workplace. It benefits companies and organizations, because it helps develop strong relationships and good reputations; from here, companies and organizations can grow and become successful.

Professionalism is shown through the work one does; if someone puts a lot of effort into producing high-quality work, they will be valued and respected. This leads to more responsibility and trust from supervisors, peers, and clients. For positive results, workers should take pride in everything they do and strive to be the best they can possibly be.

Showing up on time is a basic skill of being professional. This shows the employer that one is dedicated to the job and ready to work. It is also important to be passionate about the job at hand and always strive for the best in order to have success and happiness in one’s job.

Employers look for people who respond well to challenging situations. It is important to remain calm and show the employer how well one can manage challenges and overcome obstacles.

Taking responsibility is a big part of being professional. Most companies value maturity; to show this, workers can step up and take responsibility for mistakes they’ve made or acquire additional tasks.

It is also important to be team-oriented, have a positive attitude, and work well with others. Being rude to others does not get anyone anywhere. Being polite and professional in all interactions shows maturity and helps build a good reputation.

One never knows who is watching. Because of this, workers should strive to always be as professional as possible, especially in the workplace.

Rachel Dembek
Rachel Dembek is a degree in three Marketing major. She is the communications ambassador for the Career & Professional Development Center. She is also in Generation Equality and the Public Relations Manager for SNHU Drama.