A good professional knows how to behave appropriately in any situation—looking and sounding like a pro at work, during meetings with clients, when visiting an investor’s office, or dining with prospective clients out on the town. Here are some dos and don’ts for being taken seriously.
1. Always arrive on time for meetings.
2. Dress code: Hint at the firm’s dress code, wear business casual or go au naturel.
3. Get to the meeting station and walk into the meeting area. This way, if someone else needs to wait, that person will get a clear sense of who exactly is late
4. When someone walks in late, it reflects poorly on both a leader and a professional person
5. At meetings:
a. Sit down after arriving; people will think you’re a leader
b. Don’t do anything on your phone—even checking email—while in the meeting area unless it is professional
6. No cell phones, no food, no gum: Unless eating or chewing out loud is part of the presentation strategy, there should be no eating or gum-chewing at meetings—it’s unprofessional and distracting to others trying to focus on the task at hand.
The following are some guidelines for professional manners.
1. Choose words carefully: Always speak politely, with a positive attitude, and in a calm tone.
2. Show respect to others: Be courteous and conscientious
3. Be honest: Behave normally, but do not share personal information, such as family problems or past mistakes, with colleagues or clients in the office. Etc.
4. Be Sensitive to Others’ Feelings
5. Be Responsible
6. Be Open-Minded
7. Be Respectful of Others’ Property and Privacy
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Jordan’s focus on helping others achieve success is rooted in his personal experiences throughout life. From overcoming depression and battling suicidal thoughts while attending college to dealing with chronic back pain from years of playing football, Jordan has been through it all and is now dedicated to helping others conquer their issues through fitness, nutrition, and one-on-one coaching.
Jordan’s mantra is, “Every person has unique fitness potential.” By helping others discover what they are capable of and giving them the tools they need to succeed, Jordan helps his clients achieve optimal health through fitness programs and one-on-one coaching. Jordan Sudberg‘s story begins in the small town of Rhinelander, Wisconsin, where an entrepreneurial single mother raised him. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout and graduated with a BA in Sports Management.
A resume summarizes qualifications and experience to represent oneself as a capable candidate. Therefore it should be written to present the writer in the best positive light possible. Therefore, consider the following advice on communicating professionally in print when writing your resume.