Finding and working the right job is as good as it sounds, but it’s not enough. You need to work your way to the top to polish your potential and shape your future. But luckily, it’s nothing compared to rocket science. All you need to do is follow a few simple traits of the most successful employees and pave your way to greatness and a potential of being promoted.

As long as you can recognise and mirror the proper demeanour of an efficient worker, you’re good to go.

So, let’s start with some of the most essential ones:

Be punctual

This is hands down the most basic habit of a successful employee. Limp walking into your office while yawning and holding your coffee is never attractive. Being on time and excited to get the day started is what appeals to any employer.

Some people actually find it difficult to be punctual which causes them huge loses in terms of being promoted and success; leading to a potential job loss. Being on the dot doesn’t only mean to be on time to work, but it also includes meeting deadlines and completing every task within the allocated time. If you’re one of those employees who are passionate about making their careers shine, then start by being on time!

Display respect

You might think it’s a pretty obvious one but, in most cases, it is completely overlooked. Listening carefully to what the other has to say, following instructions, taking in the details, complimenting your staff, are all part of showing respect to your colleagues and employer.

Strictly avoid the habit of talking back and interrupting. It is highly unlikely you will naturally click with every colleague but being courteous and respectful is important when dealing with everyone in the workplace.

Show you are passionate

Even though it may not be your ideal job, you are still setting an example of how will handle other promoted positions. You still need to be passionate about taking new ventures every day. Every successful employee holds an ever-growing hunger to learn and implement. Every job comes with social gatherings, whether they are corporate or a colleagues birthday and showing up to these will reflect your attitude to being an employee.

Showing your enthusiasm for any event by organising gift hampers reflects your dedication and is an easy way to get noticed by your boss; ultimately securing your place in the list of next promotions.

Take initiative

The fastest way to be one of the most successful employees is by showing initiative. Keep track of your company’s needs and work your way out of the comfort zone to give a well devised idea. Taking initiative can be anything from completing a couple of pending tasks to volunteering for any major event. Making sure to give a valuable input can shape your career for the better. This will help you pave your way to being looked favourably upon when potential arises in being promoted.

Avoid gossip

Avoid it at all costs. Remove yourself out of any gossip at your office. Talking without purpose can lead to a low morale and distraction from work. Let yourself be known as a trustworthy employee with true dedication and honest living; leading to a bright, well-deserved future.

Taking these simple steps can earn you the rightful place in your boss’s good books and help you make your way to the dizzy heights of success through being promoted!