12 Work Habits That Make You Look Unprofessional
Even if you think you’re a superstar employee, you’re not if you’re guilty of these common things.
Eating at your desk loudly
Not only is this work habit disgusting, but it’s flat out rude. Other people are trying to get their work done and the last thing they want to hear is the chomping of your chips. If you can’t chew with your mouth closed, then don’t eat at your desk. While we’re on the topic, you shouldn’t eat stinky food either, like last night’s leftover fish or fragrant curry. Besides, lunchtime presents the perfect opportunity to take a quick break from work, so eating at your desk should be a last resort.
Taking all the credit
If you complete an assignment on your own, then yes, you deserve all the credit, but taking credit for group projects is a poor work habit that only makes you look bad. You’ll likely get noticed if you’re constantly saying “I” when you should be saying “we.” No one likes a ball hog and you certainly don’t want to be known as the guy who’s constantly bragging. If you complete an amazing project with the help of your co-workers, it’s best to acknowledge everyone that contributed, even if you did more of the workload. After all, team works makes the dream work, people. Now that you know which habits to stop, find out how to finally get that promotion.