8 Career Success Qualities

Yesterday was the Memorial Day holiday in the USA.  I took a day off and didn’t post to this career success blog.  But I’m back today with a short – but important – post.

I saw an article on TLNT.com on the eight qualities employers most want in their employees.  It makes for some interesting career success reading – especially if you’re planning on climbing the corporate ladder.  You can see the entire article here.

Check out these eight qualities and the tweets in my career advice book Success Tweets to which they correspond…

Being a team player (chosen by 71 percent of surveyed companies)

Success Tweet 137 – Do your job. Give credit to others for doing theirs.  Everyone likes to work with people who share the credit for a job well done.

Fully focused on satisfying customers (chosen by 68 percent of surveyed companies)

Success Tweet 99 – Get the job done with what you’ve got.  Don’t worry about what you don’t have or would like to have.

Motivate and engage others in their jobs (chosen by 65 percent of surveyed companies)

Success Tweet 121 – Get genuinely interested in others.  Help bring out the best in everyone you know.

Success in achieving your “critical few objectives” (chosen by 62 percent of surveyed companies)

Success Tweet 31 – Plan how you will achieve your goals.  Then do whatever you hto do, not what you want or feel like doing, to achieve them.

Work smart (chosen by 60 percent of surveyed companies)

Success Tweet 82 – Learn faster than the world changes.  In a world that never stops changing, you can never stop learning and growing.

Success Tweet 34 – Treat failures as the tuition you pay to succeed.  Learn from your setbacks and failures.  Use what you learn.

Work hard (chosen by 57 percent of surveyed companies)

Success Tweet 96 – good truly is the enemy of great.  Don’t settle for good performance.  Today, good performance is mediocre.  Become a great performer.

Add value to the organization (chosen by 52 percent of surveyed companies)

Success Tweet 83 – Master your technical discipline.  Share what you know.  .  Become the go to person in your discipline in your company.

Contribute to improving the bottom line (chosen by 48 percent of surveyed companies)

Success Tweet 85 – Always be on the lookout for new deas.  Find opportunities where others see obstacles.

There is some great career advice here.  Take a look at these eight qualities.  Do an honest assessment of yourself.  Which ones describe you?  Where do you fall a little short?  Keep doing what you do well, and figure out how to improve in the ones where you fall short.

That’s the career advice I found in the TLNT.com article describing the eight qualities employers value in their employees.  What do you think?  Please take a minute to share your thoughts with us in a comment.  As always, thanks for taking the tie to read my daily musings on life and career success.  I value you and I appreciate you.


PS: If you haven’t already done so, I suggest that you check out my career advice book Success Tweets and its companion piece Success Tweets Explained.  The first gives you 140 bits of career success advice tweet style — in 140 characters or less.  The second is a whopping 390 + pages of career advice explaining each of the common sense tweets in Success Tweets in detail.  Go to http://budurl.com/STExp to claim your free copy.  You’ll also start receiving my daily life and career success quotes.

PPS: Have you seen my membership site, My Corporate Climb?  It’s devoted to helping people just like you create career success inside large corporations.  You can find out about it by going to http://www.mycorporateclimb.

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