27 Dec Secure Your Position – How to Become an Indispensable Employee
Job security depends largely on your ability to become an invaluable employee within your organization.
When you become a key player, you’ll be sure to be included in the company in the long run.
Staying on board and advancing your career is easy to do when you follow a few key behaviors that will get you noticed by the higher-ups in your company.
Here’s how to become an indispensable asset at work:
Be a team player
Someone who is willing to pitch in on group projects, who can work well with others, and who sees everyone as working towards the same goals is a winner in your employer’s eyes.
People who can work well with a team are low-maintenance for the employer – they don’t want to have to babysit a person who is difficult to work with.
Since you’re all on the same team, it means you can keep your eye on the bigger picture of nailing your projects instead of squabbling or wasting energy on conflicts with your colleagues.
Always contribute an idea
As you grow your career, it’s not the time to be a wallflower.
If you just sit there in meetings your boss may start to wonder why you’re even there.
Make a point of speaking up at every meeting or brainstorming session, even if it’s just to ask a question.
Ideally, you’ll have at least one thought or idea to contribute, and even if it’s not the greatest or most brilliant it still gets you noticed and shows that you’re not afraid to put yourself out there.
Remember that there is no such thing as a stupid question or idea – everything helps lead to the right solution, so chime in with your opinion.
Reach out for help
A great employee knows not to wait until they crash and burn to ask for help.
There’s no shame in letting your boss or team members know that you need some assistance.
In fact, this shows that you care enough about the project that you aren’t afraid to show that you’re imperfect.
It’s better to ask for help than it is to make mistakes.
Chances are, your boss will be happy to give you guidance, if you show that you’re passionate and want to learn.
Show respect for employees around you
Don’t be that person – the one who kisses up to the boss but thinks they’re better than everyone else.
When you’re kind and friendly to everyone from the CEO to the receptionist, it shows real character.
This demonstrates that you’re willing to do anything for the company and you’re not above anyone or anything.
It also means that you’re easy to get along with and people will love having you at the office.
To become a valuable asset to your company, all it takes is being active instead of passive.
Show initiative, participate and demonstrate that you have the company’s best interests in mind.
Your employer will take notice and view you as someone they want to keep around.