Employee and a professional, both might sound same for many people, but there is a difference in both words. In any job, the amount of input and approach to work determines whether an employee is good or bad. Employee is a person who just works because they have to work, whereas a professional is a person who finishes the task in the given time and also accomplishes it with finesse. Therefore it is important that one has to know their value of index in the organization they work. Here are some points to get promoted::
• Knowledge: Knowledge is what the companies look for and they hire professionals based on the expertise they have in a particular domain. One may occupy a position in an organization to contribute towards a specific aspect of company’s growth, but to become a professional in one’s work needs detailed study. A professional always continues to add new skills and approaches in his work. Therefore keeping themselves always updated on the latest trends in the industry sector is very important for any employee to become a professional in their selected domain.
• Performance: A true professional always tries to give his/her best efforts in accomplishing the task successfully on time. It is common to feel stressed with many projects, impending deadlines and troubleshoots. But these are the situations that test the performance and differentiate an average employee from a valuable employee.
• Integrity: Each and everyone have their own work ethics that rule their work style and career choices. When work is driven by integrity, it creates for a transparent and honest approach along with a positive work environment that builds trust and performance in a team, and delivers reliable work. Having integrity means working with a strong sense of right and wrong and being a dependable worker that management relies on.
• Strong network: Building a strong professional relationship at the work place is very important because one never knows where a bright career opportunity might come from. Employees should communicate effectively and share their ideas. This will help them to learn more and thus become a professional.
Apart from all these, having a positive attitude at the work place and being committed to work is very important for any employee to become a professional in their selected domain to add work experience to their career..