Essay On Professionalism

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The Heart of a Professional At first, participating in this essay writing contest seems to be intimidating for me. I expect only the leaders and achievers to be the ones who are known to be most professional in the things they do. Also, I know I still need to learn a lot about being professional at work. But as a Young Christian, I want to share my insights and experiences. I want to give back & thank my Maker. In my 5 years in Manulife, it has been a roller-coaster ride. As an APS Summarizer, I had times when I felt my work was very challenging. There were also times, I was inspired and motivated to excel. We just need to be creative in taking the chances offered to us to grow and learn each day. I learned that each day in our lives, it …show more content…

As I mentioned, I need to learn more about being professional at work. I’d like to be asked what I can do better to be able to demonstrate professionalism. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines professionalism as "the conduct, aims, or qualities that characterize or mark a profession or a professional person. As I ponder on ways to better demonstrate professionalism at work, I came up with these points… Always be on time. Recently, I learned how important being on time for work is. This has not only affected my production time, but also my monthly incentive. Being punctual shows respect for co-workers and supervisors. Honor commitments like making a promise to boss or colleagues. Let them know as soon as sensibly possible if you won’t be able to meet a deadline. Don’t make excuses. Instead, focus on finding solutions & meeting expectations as best you can. Perform well and excel. I believe with regards to my performance, I consistently achieved 100% of accuracy and productivity. Recently, I am humbled to be recognized as the Summarizer with the most number of APS pages and summaries with no carry over. Finishing assigned tasks and being able to request for extra work shows willingness to help the team achieve its

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