• http://www.financiallypoor.com Kevin

    I’d say punctuality is the most important. I was late 1 time to many for work (I was young and naive) and I’m pretty sure that cost me a promotion. Even if you do the rest of those things, if you’re late, they won’t make up for it.

  • http://www.pfsdebtrelief.com Stephan

    great tips. i have found over time that it is always better to be known by your boss, instead of being the good working quiet guy that the boss always forgets the name. if you arent visible to your boss, your work wont be either, making it that much harder for you to stand apart from your co workers.

  • http://ownthedollar.com Hank

    Staying on top of your industry is definitely important. You should also consider getting extra certifications, classes, etc. in your field to make you more valuable and knowledgeable.

  • http://www.pfsdebtrelief.com Stephan

    im glad you mentioned the being late part, i was always taught to be early, and it has paid off for me not only in the work field but also socially. i hate having to wait around for people and am glad that i never make anyone wait for me when we have plans at a certain time.

  • http://harborfinancialonline.com/ tax 2010

    I agree with Kevin about being punctual being important. Just being a straight up good employee is what I look for in my people. I have learned to let the bad ones go early on.

  • jj

    Being early should be a given but its crazy to me how many people act as if its no bbig deal. Its alssoo safer if youre driving. I pray for the laties.

  • Kevin White

    My boss arrives about 6:45am and frequently sticks around past 6pm or
    even 7pm. I try to arrive around 6:30am but I admit sometimes I leave
    at 5:30 or so and she’s still there. Sigh… I still put in a good 54-55
    hours during the week and another 4-8 hours on the weekends but trying
    to be the last to leave all the time can be taxing (would mean at least
    70 hour weeks).

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