Posts Tagged: professionalism

How to Avoid Being a Candle Blower

Too often, we tear each other down when we should really be building each other up. We snuff out the light of others to make our own brighter. Here’s how you can avoid being a “candle blower.”

How to Be a Professional for Today’s Workforce

What defines a professional to you? Is it skills and abilities? Is it a state of mind? Is it both? Here’s how you can make sure you’re holding yourself to the standards of a true professional in today’s workforce.

3 Strategies for Career Success from Rio’s Olympic Athletes

There’s certainly a lot to learn from Olympic athletes about the benefits of applying yourself toward a goal and finding a supportive coach. But there are more subtle and surprising lessons emerging at this year’s Olympics that can also help you be more successful in your career.

Are These 8 Mistakes Making You Look Like an Amateur?

There’s no question that presenting a professional appearance is important if you want to do well in your career. A professional appearance isn’t just a matter of checking all the right boxes when it comes to experience, skills, and knowledge – it’s about proving to your bosses, coworkers, and contacts that you’re a reliable person… Read more »

Become a GovLoop Featured Blogger!

The application is now closed. We will make our decision by July 28. Thank you for your time! At GovLoop, we pride ourselves on our community. There are over 120,000 of you — government employees, industry partners, and knowledge experts — who are extremely engaged. You comment on nearly a thousand posts and discussions each… Read more »

Excellent Writing Skills: A Workplace Must

Often times, the written word is the only form of communication for daily office instruction. If you are unable to explain yourself in a clear and sufficient manner, it may slow down the process of getting things done. On a personal note, if you are unable to write correctly you may end up losing respect… Read more »