Keeping Your Job and Increasing salary
The hard work is not over. You just accepted the job of your dreams. Now the real work begins. Doing the work is only part of being successful in your job. There are other things that will also influence your success with the company. It is important to note that longevity in a job demonstrates commitment, loyalty, and achievement. A company’s decision to hire you is a strong indication that you have the ability to become a productive and valued employee. You must prove that by performing well over time. Furthermore, future salary increases, promotions and professional development are linked to how well you perform in the job and fit in with the company.
So what must you do to stay at this new job and grow within the company? There are a few things such as attendance, dependability, ownership, attitude and knowledge.
First, attendance. Seems quite obvious that we should show up to our job, and to show up on-time. You would be amazed at how many people start to slack on their attendance as time goes on. Arrive to work early and stay late — and work hard all day long. Poor attendance and chronic lateness are typically grounds for termination, so don’t be one of those people! Face to face time is especially important if you want to grow within a company, and if you have to leave the company, you want to be known for being there and being on-time!
Second, dependability, otherwise known as follow through. If you’ve been given an assignment, do it. Take notes when you’re given instructions. Ask questions when you’re confused. It takes less time to do the project right the first time than to do it twice. If it looks like you can’t meet a specific deadline, tell your manager as soon as possible, as other people may be depending on your work. Dependability is key. We must always respond to our customers and co-workers in a professional way in order to keep our company efficient. This is an important issue if you care to grow in the company. Showing your care and concern — even if it makes your job harder and longer — goes a long way to securing your spot with the organization. If your manager can depend on you to get your work done in a timely manner, he/she is more likely to help you grow your career.
Then there is ownership. We’ve all been around those people who blame others for their actions and try to steal the limelight. Don’t grab the limelight. While it’s important for your boss (and his or her boss) to know that you are performing great work, you don’t want to be seen as a prima donna who does not recognize the work of others. Make sure the boss knows of the accomplishments, but make sure the team also gets the credit. When a problem happens, and you know some of your actions were a result of the problem, admit it immediately. Admitting your mistakes and taking ownership shows that you are honest and want to improve.
most important characteristic
The most important characteristic in keeping your job is your attitude. Whenever people are enthusiastic about their job, they inevitably do it better. Customers will respond to a positive person, conduct repeat business, and recommend businesses that they like. A simple smile will go a long way in making an unhappy customer happy again. As you learn about your job requirements, take the time to also learn about your company culture. Notice how things get done in your company. Get to know your coworkers, as your attitude towards your peers is also very important. In addition, don’t even think about gossiping. It’s best to stay as far away from