On the Job for Teens: Key Traits to Cultivate

Integrity is a foundational trait that shapes your reputation and success in any job. For teens entering the workforce, developing a strong sense of integrity is crucial. Here are some key traits to focus on:

  1. Being on Time: Punctuality shows respect for your job and colleagues. Arriving on time sets a positive tone for the day and demonstrates reliability.
  2. Doing the Right Thing: Upholding ethical standards is essential. Even when faced with difficult decisions, choose the path that aligns with your values and the company’s policies.
  3. Following a Schedule: Adhering to a schedule demonstrates discipline and responsibility. It ensures that tasks are completed efficiently and contributes to a productive work environment.
  4. Taking Initiative: Show initiative by seeking opportunities to contribute beyond your assigned tasks. Look for ways to improve processes, offer help to colleagues, and take on new challenges.
  5. Communicating Effectively: Clear and honest communication is key to building trust and resolving conflicts. Be open, respectful, and willing to listen to others’ perspectives.
  6. Being Accountable: Take ownership of your actions and their outcomes. Acknowledge mistakes, learn from them, and take steps to prevent them in the future.
  7. Respecting Others: Treat everyone with respect, regardless of their position. Respectful behavior fosters a positive work environment and enhances teamwork.
  8. Seeking Feedback: Actively seek feedback from supervisors and colleagues to improve your performance. Use feedback as an opportunity for growth and development.
  9. Maintaining Confidentiality: Respect the confidentiality of sensitive information. Upholding confidentiality builds trust and demonstrates professionalism.
  10. Adapting to Change: Be flexible and open to change. Adaptability is a valuable skill that helps you navigate challenges and contribute to a dynamic work environment.

By cultivating these traits, teens can develop a strong foundation of integrity that will serve them well in their current jobs and future careers.

Post Archives

Post Categories

More Posts From Our Blog

Cold Calling an Employer

Cold calling a potential employer after submitting an application can be a nerve-wracking but potentially rewarding experience. Here are some tips to help you make a positive impression: Remember, cold [...]
Read more

Helping clients achieve their career & life goals.

contact information
© 2024 L&S Consulting

L&S Consulting does not discriminate based on race, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, color, national origin, familial status, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or status with regard to public assistance.

Grievance Form

L&S Consulting Referral Form


Referral and other information received is protected and is maintained as confidential and private. Job coaching is available evenings, weekends, & days.