Professionalism and work ethic

Professionalism and work ethic

oral communication skill


·         -articulates thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms to internal and external organizational members


written communication skills


·         express ideas to others


teamwork and collab


·         -build collaborative relationships with coworkers and customers representing diverse cultures, races, ages, religions, lifestyles
-will help individual to learn how to negotiate and manage conflit
-generate more creative and innovative ideas


digital technology


-leverage existing digital technologies ethically and effectively to solve problems, complete tasks, and accomplish goals
-the individual demonstrates effective adaptability to new and emerging technologies




·         motivate, organize, prioritize, delegate work


professionalism and work ethic


·         demonstrate personal accountability and effective work habits


global/intercultural fluency


·         value, respect, and learn from diverse backgrounds. individual demonstrates openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity, ability to interact respectfully with all people and understand individuals' differences


career management


·         -the individual is able to navigate and explore job options, understands and can take the steps necessary to pursue opportunities, and understands how to self-advocate for opportunities in the workplace


6 business skills every new graduate needs to develop


·         public speaking
2. handling tense interactions
3. teamwork
4. humility & patience
5. staying informed
6. time management


developing your skills


·         watch your boss and learn
2. communicate hte way the boss wants to
3. look and act professional
4. demonstrate initiative
5. do great work


other ways to develop skills


·         -volunteer at a non-profit
-join the peace corps
-join break away
-join a political campaign
-study abroad
-MVP award


**steps in the performance management process**


·         -identifying performance dimensions
-developing performance measures
-evaluate employee performance
-providing feedback
-developing action plans to improve employee performance


how well are you performing at your new job


·         wait 2 to 3 months for first evaluation
2. get feedback in person
3. summarize your achievements
4. present these accomplishments
5. develop a detailed agenda


how to succeed in the corporate world


·         -get involved in professional organizations
-take criticism constructively
-be an expert in your field
-deliver on promises
-be a go-to, can-do person
-be unique in your role
-add value




·         criticality
2. uniqueness
3. reliability
4. visibility
5. excellence


****when to use employment tests


·         -current selection process does not result in quality of employees desired
-turnover of absenteeism is high
-current selection methods do not meet professional or legal standards
-productivity is low
-errors made by employees could have safety, health, or financial consequences


aptitude test


·         measures basic talents or abilities


cognitive ability tests


·         measure general intelligence like numeric fluency, general reasoning or verbal comprehension


achievement tests (or competency tests)


·         measure applicant's current knowledge or skill level


physical ability tests


·         measure endurance, strength, or general fitness


work sample test


·         requires applicant to perform a sample of work representative of the job


personality inventories


·         identify extent to which applicant possesses certain characteristics needed to be successful in job




·         how well a selection measure yields consistent results over time or across raters




·         extent to with which a selection method measures what it is supposed to measure (job-relatedness of the measure)


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