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10 ways to project an effective professional image

From Jay Miletsky's book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself, here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image:

  1. Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic.
  2. In tense situations choose positive responses by maintaining perspective and getting along well with others.
  3. Acknowledge mistakes and shortcomings and learn how to correct them.
  4. Develop a reputation for being a resourceful problems solver.
  5. Leverage your strengths and expertise to have maximum impact on the decisions you make.
  6. Be organized, efficient, flexible, and self-motivated.
  7. Master your tasks and fully expand your area of expertise so that you can boost your output.
  8. Keep up with the latest developments in your company and in your field.
  9. Cultivate unique talents that give you a definite edge.
  10. Gain visibility by taking the kind of action that will propel you into the right sights of management personnel.