How to become better at your job

become a better employee
How can you improve and become better at your current job? There are many ways and options to improve your current job position, build your career and climb that corporate ladder. However, some options are better than others. A job should not be considered as place to go to for 8 hours a day. It is rather a place where you can improve yourself, your skills, learn, and earn a living.

Here are a few suggestions to grow and increase the chances of a promotions:

  • Get organized with your email, texting, tweeting. Try prioritize your email based on urgency, reply to short requests quickly, and delete all that junk. Also, try avoid checking your email every 5 minutes. Instead, check every half hour and give yourself a chance to complete your tasks that require concentration.
  • Don’t think that multi-tasking will get things done more efficiently. Studies have shown that when you multi-task will in fact reduce your efficiency and workflow. Take on one task at a time and complete it before moving on to the next.
  • Try to put yourself in your boss’s mindset. The most effective strategy is to understand your boss’s work style and understand what is expected of you. This way you can stay one step ahead.
  • Cultivate and establish strong relationships with colleagues outside your immediate area of responsibility, team, or department. Ally yourself with people that can help you, especially from those veteran employees and those that have been overlooked by others from human resources to the information technology department, even security guards and cleaning staff.
  • Stay on top of your industry and changing trends will help to be more productive and efficient. Take the time to attend networking events or continue with your education and take a course or attend a workshop.
  • Listening to your boss is a given, but also pay close attention to your colleagues and subordinates. Listening can earn you respect and even garner more appreciation from co-workers.
  • Arriving 15 minutes early can make a huge difference and allow you to get ahead on your daily tasks. This may even allow you to take a longer lunch break.
  • Remember to take some downtime away from the office where you don’t need to check email or think about any work projects or task to do. A vacation and downtime is important for your health and general wellness. It will provide your with a sense control and purpose.
  • Make sure that you completely understand and have clarity in everything you do. If an email cannot clarify things, then not pick up the phone or visit the person.
  • Before taking on any task make sure you do plenty of research and preparation. Don’t waste your boss’s time and prepare your before a meeting and practice your strategies and objectives.
  • Always try to continuously challenge yourself to become better. Your ideal workplace should challenge you to be a better worker and a more balanced person.

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