“Stay motivated, be PROFESSIONAL” ー Inna Zinovieva, Software Engineer (React) at Innovecs

April 8, 2021 2 min read

At some point, we all find ourselves choosing a profession. What criteria impact our choice: the level of compensation, popularity in the global arena, personal interest? It is always easy for a professional to find a prestigious and high-paying job. But how to become PROFESSIONAL in the chosen field? Undoubtedly, you need to learn a lot, absorb new knowledge like a sponge. But knowledge alone is not enough. Who are these PROFESSIONAL PEOPLE? We asked Inna Zinovieva, Software Engineer (React) at Innovecs.

What qualities do PROFESSIONAL people have?

PROFESSIONAL people are purposeful, not afraid of responsibility, because, with professional development, the level of commitment often increases. They are proactive, generate new ideas and suggestions, do not stop achieving, have knowledge and skills in their professional field, and know how to apply them in practice effectively.

What is the hardest thing about being PROFESSIONAL?

In my opinion, the most challenging thing is to constantly maintain self-motivation, self-discipline, continuously develop professionally and personally. Do not be afraid of constructive criticism, do not limit yourself because of fear of making mistakes. Do not stop at the stage when your knowledge and skills are enough for a successful professional activity, but move forward to new experiences, challenges, and skills.

How do PROFESSIONAL people make decisions?

Professional people make decisions by analyzing alternatives based on their own experience, choose the path that will lead to an effective, reliable, and high-quality result. Depending on the consequences’ scale, they choose the method and determine the importance of the decision. Skills of planning, collecting and analyzing information, setting priorities, thinking globally, their own experience is of great help in this matter.

What helps you stay PROFESSIONAL?

Continuous development both professionally and personally, confidence in actions, and focus on success. Also, setting complex tasks, acting out of stereotypes, being interested in the new, and skillfully analyzing new information maintains motivation to achieve goals in their professional path.

Why is it cool to be PROFESSIONAL?

PROFESSIONAL people are successful and realized in the professional sphere, and as a bonus, it reflects in other aspects of life. Such individuals are self-confident, respected, and listened to. They are not afraid of new challenges, are active, and enjoy the work and results that their activities bring.

What do you need to do to become PROFESSIONAL?

To become a PROFESSIONAL, you must first love what you do. Do not be afraid of experiments, complex tasks, new experiences, be motivated to develop and improve your professional knowledge.

We have collected ten books on professional development for you. Read and become PROFESSIONAL with Innovecs!

  1. “The Road to Character” ー David Brooks
  2. “Emotional success” ー David Desteno
  3. “Business on common sense. 50 ideas on how to achieve your goal” ー Dmytro Dubilet
  4. “The No Asshole Rule. Building a Civilised Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t “ー Robert Sutton
  5. “Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time “ー Jeff Sutherland
  6. “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” ー Mark Manson
  7. “Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success” ー Adam Grant
  8. “The Power of Habit” ー Charles Duhigg
  9. “Ask for More: 10 Questions to Negotiate Anything “ー Alexandra Carter
  10. “The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels” ー Michael Watkins