Eight Things That Make You Look Unprofessional at work

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Here are eight things that can make you look unprofessional at work . . .

  1.  Profanity. You might be able to get away with swearing occasionally. But don’t use the F-word as filler any time you speak passionately about something.
  2.  Constantly being late to work or meetings. It shows a lack of respect.
  3.  Checking out attractive co-workers. If THEY catch you doing it, you’ll know. But it’s more likely one of your OTHER co-workers will see it, and you’ll have no idea.
  4.  Pretending everything’s fine when it’s not. Optimism is good, but you need to be realistic.
  5.  Being flaky. Meaning you say you’ll do something, then don’t. Or you don’t do it on time.
  6.  Being disorganized. Which could mean everything from a messy desk to not answering emails.
  7.  Being inarticulate. That includes using the word “like” too much, and filler words like “uh” and “um” all the time.
  8.  Overpromising. Before you tell a co-worker or client you can do something, make sure you actually CAN do it.

(Inc.)