Sunday, November 21, 2010

How To Make Yourself Indispensable

Its hard to find a new job now a days. So make yourself indispensable to your company. Employers often say that the key to keeping one's job is not about skills you have, but it's more of the person's qualities, habits and capabilities. Here are some tips for you:

1. Focus on your company's success, not your own. In challenging times, your employer wants a selfless, highly collaborative team player who meets and exceeds his commitments.

2. Be open to change. Be flexible and open minded. Say yes to any and all changes that management throws your way. And this includes tightening of your budget, more work with the same resources, higher goals, and so on.

3. Everything is your job. Take on tasks that fall outside your job description. This will serve you well come performance appraisal or downsizing time.

4. Throw away your negative mindset. Employers value employees whose positive attitude contributes to a more productive team. Whatever it takes, keep the negative mindset out of the office. Focus on what can be and not what can't.

5. "Unwritten rules" are now engraved in stone. Be prepared to show up early or stay late, or go beyond what's expected of you. Management now notices people who leave on the dot or take very long breaks, and so on.
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