What does it mean to be professional? Does it mean just showing up to work nicely dressed, on time, and doing your job? Professionalism has different meanings to certain people and companies. “Dictionary.com defines a professional as an expert in field in which one is practicing, excellent practical and literary skills in relation to profession, high quality in work, high standard of ethics, reasonable work morale and motivation, appropriate treatment of relationships with colleagues, and commitment to the field.” Being professional is just as important in a manual labor environment as in an office. Treat each day as if you are going for a job interview. For tips on how to maintain your professionalism, read 4 Reasons Why You Need to be Professional.