Tags: self improvement, success, keep your job
These days of dwindling economy, what's even tougher than not landing your dream job, is not having a job at all. The good news is-- yes, you can keep your job--even in a bad economy.
One best strategy is to be an irreplaceable employee at work. This means that be the person your company can't live without. So, take on any kind of responsibility, don't wait to be asked and most importantly, in this day and age of downsizing, keeping your job means not sticking out your "that's-not-part-of-my-work" attitude.
Be the indispensable, go-to guy who knows what to do who willingly accepts tasks without being told.
Make them feel that you have what it takes to stay on the company, that you know a lot about the organization, your products, your clients/customers. Try your best that your manager can't replace you for the same or less money.
However, this doesn't mean that you get to keep some crucial information to yourself alone. What I mean is, you got to acquire some skills which no one else has. You can be one step ahead of your colleagues if you know that their strengths and weaknesses, and if they need assistance with this and that. Now you can base your knowledge to back up your ideas and decisions.
Also, with your knowledge, you can even train your fellow workers--that makes you even more needed.
Keeping your job may also mean doing some extra (yet significant) work like proofreading communication stuff like memos, fixing computers, fax machines, or copiers.
So, isn't this another reason why you should start fixing stuff and acquiring
technical skills already?
About the author
The author of this article, Amy Twain, is a Self Improvement Coach who has been coaching and guiding clients for many years. Learn how to be a HAPPY WORKER and Be Successful in life.
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