Top 10 Characteristics of highly succesful rookies (Part 1)

• Be Goal Driven
• Set specific goals which include personal and professional objectives
• Always have the end in mind
• Write your goals down and share them with your manager, a spouse, a mentor, etc.
• Post your goals as a visual reminder
• Have an overwhelming desire to succeed
• Become task-oriented vs. time-oriented
• Have the tenacity of a bulldog
• Be extremely resilient
• Be competitive in everything you do

• Avoid over-analyzing calls when working through your planner
• Spend time up front to develop a solid plan for your QCC or Recruit Assignment
• Stay open-minded and don’t give in to preconceived notions
• Accept the fact that it’s not the end of the world if you make a call that is out in left field
• Be willing to seek help and feedback
• Have a mentor
• Understand that the learning curve is steep and it’s OK to say “I need help.”
• Ask lots of questions of peers, managers, clients, and candidates
• Avoid getting attached to candidates or clients
• Pay attention to red flags
• Don’t chase people!


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