How to be a True Professional
January 22, 2008 12:27 PM Subscribe
What are the marks of a true professional?
posted by PinkButterfly to Work & Money (40 answers total) 94 users marked this as a favorite
I am 22 and trying to make my way in the professional world after graduating from college last spring. I am a freelance writer, but I'd really like general advice on what distinguishes someone as a professional.
I want to be taken seriously and have been told, because of my age, I really must come across as professional and with everything together to avoid being taken advantage of. It also doesn't help that people constantly tell me that I look like I'm in high school (I guess I have a baby face).
I've read some past threads about business card dos and don'ts and one about professional mistakes
What makes someone in a true professional, in terms of character and attitude, but also the practical things like business cards, etc.?