You have spent the majority of your adult life working, but have you ever wondering if you are considered a “Good Employee” to your employer? Many people may think they are doing a good job, but don’t seem to advance as fast as they would like or get paid as much as they want. Here are 10 tips that will help you to become the ideal employee for most employers. Keep the following in mind when attending work everyday and see what good things come of it.
No matter where you work, people talk, and workers know the difference between a person who is fun to work with and a person who is always playing around. Fun means a great personality a joke or two, and a smile. Fooling around is wasting your time and that of others, being frequently off-task, and often being seen standing in the workspace of others instead of in your own.
Learn How To Do Your Job Well
Whether it’s menial and tedious, or tough and high-paying, learn how to do the job, regardless of how difficult you think it might be. Promotions are most commonly based your ability to do your job, loyalty to the company, your aptitude, and your educational background. If you don’t know how to do something, go find out; don’t make excuses for why you didn’t do it.
It used to be that just showing up for work was enough to get by in some companies, but those days are long gone. Today, you not only have to show up and be at your job the full day (arriving on time and not leaving early), but also put in a full day of work. Keep personal calls, emails, texts, and the like to a minimum.
Be Part Of The Solution
Quit whining about what’s wrong and start being vocal about what’s right! A positive attitude goes a long way with many supervisors. When you go to the boss with a problem, go with at least one suggestion in mind for a solution. Even if the boss doesn’t take your suggestion, you will look like a problem-solver, not a complainer. Your boss has their own private lives to leave at the door, so do you. If you keep piling on the emotional baggage, then your boss may see that you can’t balance your personal life from your work life. They will not approach you when they want to ask employees about perhaps open door advice when it comes to work related group efforts.
Having workplace friendships with some of the folks who work with or near you is usually a positive element in job satisfaction — which should result in greater motivation to perform your job to the best of your abilities. Just be sure you make friends with positive people who, like you, are focused on excelling at their work.
Volunteer For New Projects
Whether to seek a little variety with your job or to try to score some points with the boss, volunteering to take on additional work and responsibilities can lead to greater job satisfaction, better work performance, and perhaps even a new direction for your career.
Be on Time!!
An important step towards becoming a better employee is by actually turning up on time. You wouldn’t believe how many co-workers cite their colleague’s lateness as top of their list of pet hates in employee surveys. If your colleagues think you are taking liberties, you’ll not only go down in their estimation you’ll demotivate the team too. A workforce which pulls together sticks together and achieves more in the long-run – so be on time and be healthy.
Set Big Goals For Yourself and Your Career
Yes your job pays you money, but can money truly make you happy? Although the more money you have the more things you can buy, can you really put a price on achieving goals, hitting targets and delivering high-quality work and the resulting praise? If you set clear goals each week and aim to hit them the feeling of self-satisfaction is truly worthwhile. Plus, if you think like this and get into this mindset by detaching yourself from your paycheck, you’ll be in line for a raise soon enough.
Admit When You Make Mistakes!
It is quite refreshing when someone at works says, “I made a mistake; let me fix it?” Unfortunately, many people in the workplace prefer to pass blame along or lay low until everyone forgets about the problem. Of course, ideally, you won’t make a lot of mistakes that you’ll need to admit, but you can win points in many cases by taking responsibility and making a point to correct the situation. This could very well inspire you to make less mistakes in the future.
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