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In today’s economy, a good job can be hard to come by. Finding a job that pays a living wage and has benefits takes a lot of effort. Once you land that great job, here are some tips to make yourself a valuable asset to your employer. If you follow these simple tips, you shouldn’t have to worry about being laid off, or worse, fired.
Show up to work on time. It amazes me how many people make a habit out of being late. You may get away with that in your personal life, but at work make an effort to be on time, or better yet, a few minutes early. Your boss and co-workers will appreciate it when you are ready to start work on time.
Dress for the job. If you work in an office, dress appropriately. Clothing should be clean, neat and in good repair. Personal hygiene is non-negotiable.
Have a good attitude. We all have days where we just don’t feel like going to work, or the job has gotten us down. You can choose to be thankful for your job and the regular paycheck it provides. Tomorrow will be a better day.
Leave your personal problems at home. Minor problems at home should not color your work day.
Pay attention to detail. Employers love employees who care about the details of their work and the good of the company.
Keep personal phone calls to a minimum. Everyone gets a phone call or text message now and then, just don’t make a habit out of having long personal phone conversations at work, other than on your break.
Have a good work ethic. Make good use of your time. Complete projects on time. Be dependable.
Seek additional training to improve your job performance. Asking for more training from your employer, or seeking out additional training on your own is a sure way to impress your superiors.
If you see something that needs doing, do it! Don’t leave it for someone else. Take the initiative and get things done. Your efforts will not go unnoticed.
Don’t just be a complainer. If you see a problem, think of a way to fix it. Go to your supervisor with a solution to the problem. Employers love it when employees provide suggestions and improvements rather than just complain about problems.
By following these few suggestions you can become an invaluable employee.
I would love to hear what suggestions you have for new employees. What advice would you give?