6 answers

What is you work ethic like?

Asked Midlothian, Texas

My work ethic is very organized, hard worker, and I love to being on time. But most importantly I personally believe if you’re passionate about your job then your work ethic will be fantastic. #work #career

6 answers

Josephine’s Answer

Updated La Grange, Illinois

Stephanie - It sounds like you are off to a great start. Keep it up. When I started my first job the advice I got was to show up every day, on time, work hard and be open to learning new things. This advice has served me well in my role as a Human Resources Professional. After many years of working I still take the time to learn new things, show up every day, work smart and hold myself to high standards. If something happens around me that is unethical I take the time to report the issue. The people I work for, with and support know that I am someone who will get things done. As you begin your career this may seem difficult but overtime your ethical behavior simply becomes a part of who you are!

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I love this Josephine! You are so right. When you're consistent and show others they can rely on you for this, "ethical behavior simply becomes a part of who you are." Thanks for sharing.

Brian’s Answer

Updated St. Louis, Missouri

I agree with your view. If you have a passion for your field, then it doesn't feel like work so much. My view is to be willing to do what is necessary in a sustainable way. You don't want to get burnt out or being to hate what you do. So, be sure to balance your work passion with family and non-work passions.

Brian recommends the following next steps:

  • Identify your passion
  • Establish a work/home/personal balance
  • Avoid burnout by ensuring your work level is sustainable. Take vacations to recharge.

Melisa’s Answer

Updated Chicago, Illinois

Hi Stephanie,

What a great question. I agree with others here who have already offered great advice.

I’ve worked in several organizations at my company, including Human Resources. Often the employees who are most successful and appreciated by their managers and peers are those employees who show up, honor their commitments and even go above and beyond to deliver great work.

I find it helpful to always think of my role as serving others and my community and helping to achieve our mission and goals together at work and in life. For me, faith, ethics and honoring commitments carries over into all areas of my life. Strive for this consistency life and others will come to know you for this.

Also find ways to connect with others through volunteer opportunities or cross-functional teams at work to help solve a solution or come up with new ideas.

You may be able to find volunteer opportunities through your place of work, school, church, local non-profit organizations and online by searching helpful volunteer event focused websites.

When others see you in a volunteer role, they will also get to know you better as well and can witness you in action, as a leader or someone who is serving others to make an impact in our world.

Best wishes for success in your future goals

#connections #success #ethics

Melisa recommends the following next steps:

  • Look for classes, online talks and free opportunities to learn more about business ethics or business in action.
  • Check out sites like http://volunteermatch.org to look for ways to volunteer in your community and connect with others and grow your network.
  • Do you have a mentor? Look for a mentor in someone you look up to and feel can help you in your goals.

Caitlin’s Answer

Updated Atlanta, Georgia

Hi Stephanie, it sounds like you have a great work ethic! Mine is very similar to yours. I'm very organized (I love color coding!), hard worker, persistent, ethical, and I strive to be on time. I come prepared, take notes, and I try to ask good questions. I also work hard to build strong relationships with the people I work with. Sometimes when your job is hard, these relationships can help you pull through the tough times and make it even more enjoyable! I also think it's great to share successes with the team, instead of only celebrating on your own. Keep up the great work!

dana’s Answer

Updated Knoxville, Tennessee

All of these are great answers. I would add to ask yourself what job do I want? Do your best, be honest, and ask questions. Don't fake knowing how to complete a project if you don't know how, seek out the expert in what you don't understand and ask for input. Follow through is very important. Do what you say you are going to do, and do it on-time. I call this under-promise and over deliver, and don't take shortcuts unless they are just as effective and efficient. Be open to other's ideas. Work smarter, not harder.

dana recommends the following next steps:

  • Make a priority list every day of what needs to get done.
  • Finish one task before moving to the next task.
  • Give yourself time to review your list several times throughout the day to make room for last minute asks.
  • Any tasks you did not complete that day, move them to the top of your list for the next day.

Lory’s Answer

I strive to be a constant "learner" and take on each new project with excitement. I've discovered over the course of my career that pacing yourself, asking questions and being a team player will always out way being right. Showing support for your team members, sharing ideas openly with true transparency is key in growing your career.

I strive for perfection, yet know there will be mistakes. I take responsibility for my mistakes and have no problem saying "I don't know" yet will find the answer. Being organized and timely with responses and deadlines helps other know you are dependable and truly care.

I'm available whenever needed, yet treasure my free time as work, life balance keeps your soul filled with joy for the next challenge. Best of luck to you and always remember to stay humble.