We all know that person who seems to know everything there is to know about their profession. They are the go-to people when knowledge and experience is needed. Great ideas never stop flowing from their lips and when there’s a problem, they always seem to have a solution. If you want to know about the latest trends in their industry, they can give you the lowdown. And, if advancements are redefining the way work gets done, they are leading the charge. Supervisors love them because they have the ability to think strategically and the bottom line is always in view. If you had to describe them with one word, that word would be “valuable.”

I don’t know about you, but I want to be deemed a valuable professional in my field. So, what does it take to earn that title? Valuable employees are known for eight distinct practices:

1. They are always increasing their knowledge.

2. They are purposeful about gaining new experience.

3. They make it a priority to stay current with their skills.

4. They are not a one-trick pony; they have multiple capabilities.

5. They are always contributing new ideas and solutions.

6. They stay abreast of emerging trends in their field.

7. They are strategic thinkers with the business purpose in mind.

8. They know how to positively impact the bottom line.

By putting these eight practices into action, you will become a valuable employee and a champion of your profession.

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Vicki Spencer

Spherion Marketing