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How to become a valuable employee at your company

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Many business people sometimes wonder what it takes to be considered a valuable employee by their company. Being a valuable employee may help you keep your job if your company decides to downsize.  In addition, a person can increase their chances of making more money if their supervisors really like them. As a result, here are some important tips on how to become a valuable employee at your place of employment.

You have to like your job

It is important that you like what you are doing at your job. Working at a job you love will help you feel good about yourself and you will be more motivated to go the extra distance in being a better employee. Your managers will take notice of your efforts and this could increase your chances of a pay upgrade or a job promotion. Pretending that you like your job will only go so far. You should enjoy what you are doing if you want your managers to take notice of your performance.

Do not be in a rush

Getting a raise or promotion can take some time so do not get upset if things don’t happen right away. Some companies work slower than other companies so it is important to be patient. There is nothing wrong with asking questions to your manager about the company’s status on raises and other benefits. The important point is to let your manager know that you are interested in bettering yourself at your job.

 Have a good relationship with the people you work with

It is in your best interest 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. It is also vital that the other workers like you and that they see you as a team player. Always communicate with your manager and the people you work with to reduce the chances of any future conflicts.

 Watch your appearance

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 the right clothes. Your manager and your business clients will take notice on your physical appearance and will judge you on how you look. You don’t have to wear expensive suites at your job, but it is important to look professional on a daily basis.

Always be flexible and be a team player

Things do not always go according to plan in business or at your job. When things go wrong, its important you are easy to work with. Let management know that they can depend on you when things get hectic. 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.

 Always keep on learning

Make it a habit to learn as much as you can about your job and the industry that your working in. Take a local class to learn a new skill. Your manager will see that you are willing to learn new things and this could help increase your chances for a raise or promotion. The more you know, the better off you will be.

Be trustworthy

Become known as an honest person at your company. You will increase your chances of advancement if management knows that they can trust you. Always tell the truth and don’t exaggerate things when things go wrong. Always take responsibility for your mistakes and don’t make excuses. You will be well liked at company if people know that they can rely on you regardless of any situation that may occur.

About Stan Popovich

stanp@thebusinesswomanmedia.com'

Stan Popovich is the author of a popular managing fear book, “A Layman’s Guide To Managing Fear.” Stan’s book has received over 400 book reviews and offers a lot of free mental health advice on his website. For more information and some more helpful advice, visit Stan’s website at www.managingfear.com

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