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December 30th, 2008 at 11:36 am

57 Ways to Keep Your Job and Excel at the Workplace

Possible the best way to keep your job, earn promotions and receive raises at work is to become an incredibly valuable employee. When you are an asset to your company, you become something that is a good return on investment. Here are 57 ways to make yourself indispensable work:

  1. Get involved with training and development
  2. Find inefficiencies and redundant tasks and eliminate them
  3. Offer to help with the recruiting process
  4. Help other employees to be productive
  5. Uncover ways to increase revenue with existing clients
  6. Acquire new customers
  7. Discover new markets and channels for your company’s product/service
  8. Present ideas on how to decrease costs
  9. Improve workplace communication and workflow by introducing new technologies
  10. Always take the opportunity to impress your boss
  11. Volunteer when tasks need to be completed
  12. Automate your mundane tasks
  13. Learn to delegate and outsource jobs
  14. Focus primarily on your strengths
  15. Ask about professional development opportunities to work on your weaknesses
  16. Push yourself beyond your comfort zone
  17. Do more than is expected of you
  18. Invite constructive criticism
  19. Challenge yourself to learn more about the business and how you would run it as the owner
  20. Review your company’s goals and your job description, and analyze if your work is achieving those goals
  21. Create a list of no more than 3 things that must be accomplished every day, and primarily focus on those ultimate goals
  22. Broaden your internal contacts and relationships by participating in committees and important decision making discussions
  23. Support your boss
  24. Have honest discussions with your boss about your goals and ask for their support
  25. Set the bar high enough that it keeps you challenged and motivated, but realistic
  26. At all times, carefully select the words you use and write clear, concise emails
  27. Don’t worry about pointing fingers. Be a problem solver
  28. Be prepared to drop everything to help put out fires
  29. Work for the benefit of the team
  30. Be aware of how your actions reflect on your boss
  31. Realize you set the standard expectations for your subordinates
  32. Invest in yourself and always be “presentable”
  33. Try to work things out with your boss before going over their head
  34. Don’t take business personally - it’s just a job
  35. Realize that other people do take business personally and sometimes you have to treat it like high school
  36. Think of yourself as representing the company
  37. Have respect for employees, regardless of what you think of them personally
  38. Reward your colleagues for good behavior, even with just a “thank you”
  39. Think about how to work smart not working hard
  40. Use the tools you have to leverage your work. How can you get more done with less effort and less time?
  41. Turn bad situations into positive experiences. Every challenge is an opportunity
  42. Make yourself indispensable. Become so vital to the company’s success that they cannot afford to lose you
  43. Don’t complain, but stand up for what is fair. Pick your battles carefully
  44. Stay busy and ask where you can help during slow periods
  45. Be visible by becoming the person that accomplished X
  46. Keep your attitude in check. Your high moral can positively effect the team
  47. Remain optimistic for the future and the opportunity that it presents
  48. Earn job security by having options. Companies hate losing good employees to competitors
  49. Work on personally branding and what you represent as an employee
  50. Don’t be afraid to use your creativity and take calculated risk
  51. Be a good “corporate citizen”
  52. Instill a competitive environment
  53. Position yourself as the “go-to” guy
  54. Make things happen
  55. Maintain a positive attitude
  56. Have fun

And the #1 way to keep you job… find out the dirt on senior managers ;)

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  • Emmanuel Ansah
    4:44 am on February 10th, 2009 1

    Very positive stuffs and am glad it has helped my employees a lot.


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