1.4 Values for Success

Another list of what employers look for comes from About.com’s article on internships. This is oriented a bit differently from the previous lists in that it identifies “values” that employees possess that are of importance to employers. It includes:

  • Strong work ethic
  • Dependability and responsibility
  • Possessing a positive attitude
  • Adaptability
  • Self motivation
  • Self confidence

Two other personal attributes are vital to maintaining the ethical and legal standards in your communications work. They are:

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Professionalism

In Lesson 7 we will be discussing how to evaluate the ethical and legal considerations you must keep in mind as you begin your information strategy work.

As for the personality traits and attitudes discussed in this lesson, it is important for you to do an honest self-assessment of where your own strengths lie, and where there might be the need for an attitude adjustment. Learning now which personality skills you have and which you need to work on will help ensure your success both in the classroom and on the job.

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