1. Maintain a Professional Appearance
Appearance is everything. How you act is how you are, so if you do not act professionally, then you will not work professionally. The ability to separate personal from professional is a skill employers require, so showing up wearing unprofessional clothing or behaving unprofessionally is a major turn off.
2. Have high energy and be ready to work
While you should not bounce off the walls, you want to show enthusiasm for a job well done. Walking into an interview with bags under your eyes and a droopy posture gives the wrong impression. Be bright eyed and alert.
3. Have a good work ethic
Being able to get down and get things done is an essential quality. While interviewees may think poor work ethic is hard to pinpoint in an interview, there are several facets that interviewers look for to determine good work ethic. They look to role-models, free time activities that relate to a job, willingness for multiple jobs, little concern over work hours, high career goals, good follow through, and having paid your way through college.
4. Have motivation from good role models
Not only a good indicator for work ethic, role models can contribute a lot to how a person acts in a work day. Family members, coaches, teachers, religious leaders, and many other people have influences on you.
5. Be Emotionally mature
Being emotionally mature means that you can better handle situations and you are less prone to do things irrationally. The telltale quality of emotional maturity is concern for the welfare of others. However, it also contains traits like good judgment, long term goals, financial responsibility, low numbers of past employers, and mature pursuit of a career. These signify an employee that will not up and leave on an emotional whim.
6. Value performance over money
When someone is only in for the money, their work shows for it.
7. Be loyal
Loyalty is important. You need to be loyal to your company, boss, and coworkers. This promotes teamwork and allows the company greater success
8. Be Cooperative
Being able to work well with others makes you much better at your job. It lets you be more productive and therefore more important to the company.
9. Follow through
Do what you say you are going to do.
10. Channel anger
Stop being mad, and be awesome instead. Work hard to get rid of your anger and do not lash out at others.