Friday, February 13, 2009

Keep That Job

Continuing in last week’s vein, here are some more tips for keeping that job:

  • Give a good day’s work every day
  • Anticipate your supervisor’s needs and pitch in to help
  • Follow the company policies and procedures
  • Don’t waste company time on the phone and Internet
  • Keep personal business out of the office
  • Produce error-free work
  • Manage your stress
  • Learn something new each week that will help you grow professionally
  • Keep up on the latest industry information
  • Develop a sense of humor
  • Be kind

Friday, February 6, 2009

Job Value

As February moves in and the job market is eroding, here are some ways to make yourself more valuable in your current job.
  • Do more than is required; volunteer to take on extra responsibilities.
  • Be flexible.
  • Update your skills and/or certifications.
  • Offer to assist your supervisor and/or coworkers.
  • Show up for work every day and be punctual.
  • Avoid gossip and the rumor mill.
  • Get along with everyone
  • Be quality conscious.
  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Look for ways to cut costs and balance budgets.
  • Contribute in meetings.
  • Take personal responsibility for your behavior and decisions.