10 Traits to Advance Your Career

Inc online has a great article which identifies 10 traits of people who advance in their career. You can check out the full article for all the details, but here’s the list:

  1. Enjoy a Challenge
  2. See Failures as Opportunities
  3. Possess Confidence
  4. Are Optimistic
  5. Are Open to Feedback
  6. Look for a Mentor
  7. Are Flexible
  8. Focus on Results
  9. Aspire for More
  10. Are Good at Negotiation

This is a great list if you’re looking at how to advance your career. I’ve seen all of these elements in some of the most successful people out there. Each one is worth considering in the context of your own career.

The one that I like best is being optimistic. While optimism isn’t essential to career success, I’ve found that optimistic people are more likely to succeed. Why? People want to be around other optimistic people. So, they hire and promote the optimist over the pessimist. However, even more important than that is that life is a lot more fun as an optimist. If you disagree, maybe you’re a pessimist.

About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference, EXPO.health, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.

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