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What are the most important attributes I need in order to be successful in my career?

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Afrad’s Answer

Hi --

Great question and glad that you're thinking along these lines. That alone lets me know that you will be successful in anything you set your mind on!

That said, from my experience, these are some general qualities that will help drive success.

1. Work with Integrity! Always work with the highest level of honesty, trust and be straightforward.
2. Be Reliable! Show up and deliver on your promises. Do the things that you say will do.
3. Be Curious! Understand what you do. Don't be afraid to dig in, question things, ask why! Learn every step of the way.
4. Be Adaptive! Things are always changing. Be ready for it, expect it, change is inevitable. Take change as an opportunity for something new.
5. Be Open-minded! Perspective means there are many ways to look at the same thing. Be willing to accept differing opinions, it is not always simple as wrong or right.
6. Network, Network! Build and continue building strong relationships at all levels. Surround yourself with good people, whom you can support in some way and that support you. Have mentors, be a mentee.
7. Create a Self-Brand! Make yourself known for the attributes that you want highlighted, whether your character, your skills or your talents. Spend time identifying what you want to be known for, emulate those things and introduce yourself at every chance with that!

Hope this helps!
Thank you comment icon Powerful words. Priceless. david kirk
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Chirayu’s Answer

Success in a career can be achieved through a combination of skills, traits, and behaviors. Here are some of the most important attributes you need to be successful in your career - Success requires hard work and perseverance. You need to be willing to put in the time and effort to achieve your goals. A positive attitude can help you overcome challenges and stay motivated. It also helps you build strong relationships with colleagues and clients. The ability to adapt to change is crucial in today's fast-paced and dynamic workplace. Being flexible and open to new ideas can help you thrive in any situation. A strong work ethic is essential for success. This means being reliable, punctual, and willing to go above and beyond what is expected of you. In order to stay competitive in your field, you need to be committed to continuous learning. Stay up-to-date with industry trends and technologies, and invest in your professional development. Good communication is essential for success in any career. This includes being able to listen actively, express yourself clearly and persuasively, and work well with others. The ability to identify and solve problems is highly valued in any career. This means being able to think creatively and critically, and to find solutions to complex problems. Even if you're not in a formal leadership position, having strong leadership skills can help you stand out and advance in your career. This includes the ability to inspire and motivate others, delegate tasks effectively, and lead by example.
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Mack’s Answer

After 25 years in manufacturing and research of a Fortune 500 company, I taught high school for a decade or so. I tried to get my students to realize that there are four things that they should be learning in EVERY class they take whether science and math (MY courses), English, Art, Band, Physical Education, Civics, or what have you. You can work on learning these skills while you are in school and then you will be well-practiced for doing the same in your career. They are, in no particular order:
-Working with others
-Communicating
-Problem-solving
-Lifelong learning

Best of luck in your career (in school and later).
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david’s Answer

My advice:
1. Read what Afrad wrote. It is priceless. Not many words, but every word has substance.
2. Read it again
3. Memorize as much as you can of it
4. Print a copy for future reference.

My intent was to share some wisdom of my own, but he said it all so succinctly that nothing I wrote would improve it in any way.
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Theresa’s Answer

All of the answers I've read here are excellent. I would add a couple of things:
1. Know your strengths and lean into them, stand out as someone that is confident and driven.
2. Stay flexible and curious about yourself as you grow and the work around you as it changes.
3. Be a change agent and look at things to from the outside in to gain perspective.
4. Learn to ask for and accept feedback from those you trust. It can be hard to hear but can be that gift that pushes you towards your best self.

Best of luck to you!
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Amy’s Answer

Hello!

Great question. Here are a few attributes I see in successful people.

1. Operates with
Honesty and Integrity
2. Collaborative
3. Good team player
4. Self Starter- dont wait to be told what to do
5. Leader among your peers
6. Relentless curiosity
7. Embraces change and adapts

Many of these answers I see have awesome advice, and should help you build a strong brand, the can lead to success.

Good luck to you!
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Toya’s Answer

I think being open-minded and non-judgmental will take you a long way in any profession. You are going to meet so many different people with different views and opinions. These are two characteristics, among others, to be mindful of.
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