July 9th, 2014 12:15 EST
7 Ways To Be A Valuable Employee At Your Company
Nowadays, it is important to be an important and valuable employee. Many companies are laying off people and are downsizing so it is imperative that you have something to offer for the company you are working for. Here are some suggestions on how to become a valuable employee for the place you are working for.
#1. Understand Your Company`s goals
Many employees do not take the time to understand the goals of the place they are working at. It is important to know the short and long term plans of your company and try to fit your talents that will meet those objectives
#2. Get Along With Your Boss and Other Workers
It is vital that you have a good business relationship with your boss. If your boss sees how much of a hard worker you are, the more likely he or she will want you around for the long term. Its also important to be a team player and have good relations with most of your co-workers.
#3.Communicate Your Value To Others
Figure out what you have to offer your company and communicate this to the important people at your company. Take the initiative to be a problem solver and someone that your managers can depend on. Take some classes at your local college to learn new skills so you can apply them to your company.
#4. Be Sincere And Honest
Become known as an honest person who always keeps his cool. Nobody wants an employee that occasionally flips out whenever there is a problem within your department. Be known as someone who remains cool and determine to find the solution to the problem at hand.
#5. Be Flexible
Let management know that you are always willing to try to learn new things. Be willing to go the extra mile. If your behind on a deadline, be willing to stay late to make sure the project gets finished. Become known as the person people can depend on when things need finished.
#6. Participate In Your Work`s Social Gatherings
Many companies offer various social gatherings to enhance teamwork. Make sure you go to these events so people can get to know you outside of the office. Talk to members of management and try to find common interests besides work. It is important that the people you work for know you both professionally and socially.
#7. Always Dress For Success
Some employees are hard workers but they don`t take care of their personal Hygiene. Always make sure your hair is comb, your clean and shaven, and wear professional clothing. Its amazing how many workers neglect their appearance. The Rule of Thumb is to dress as if you were going on a job interview.
Following these suggestions can help reduce your chances of losing your job when your company decides to lay off people. Become known as someone who is too important to get rid of. Management won`t spend the extra money to retrain someone from scratch if they know they can depend on its most valuable employees .
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