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Keeping Your Job
Finding a job is hard work, no matter who you are. You have to send out résumés and cover letters and attend various interviews — repetitive, at times daunting, tasks that no one enjoys.
The solution is easy: Don’t lose your current job.
Unemployment can be a dreadful time; it can lead people to depression, frustration and low self-esteem. It can even cause people to give up on their dreams and ambitions. Below are a few tips that will help to you never lose a job again.
Tips to Help You Keep Your Job
1. Always Aim to Improve Your Performance
Even if you are already the most successful or efficient employee at your company, you should always aim to improve your performance. This will inspire others to do their best as well. When everyone is working hard, the productivity of the entire company will improve, leading to income generation and revenue growth. Success and productivity will encourage the company to keep its current employees.
2. Do Not Procrastinate
Failing to get your work done on time always leaves a bad impression. You may have a hundred excuses, but none of them matter; it never looks good when you leave something unfinished. Always avoid procrastinating. If you are assigned a task, try to get it done as soon as possible.
3. Make Your Job as Enjoyable as Possible
The more you dislike a job, the harder it will be to keep. But when you have a job you truly enjoy, you will put in your best effort. Try to focus on the parts of your job that most excite you. Give yourself personal goals to reach; even start a bit of friendly competition around the office. The more you interact with your co-workers, the more you will look forward to work.
4. Balance Your Personal and Professional Lives
It is important to maintain a healthy balance between your personal and professional lives. When you are at work, your company’s goals should be your first priority. Try to set aside personal concerns until your break or after work hours. In turn, try not to spend your free time worrying about work. Take time to relax so that you can return to work refreshed and energized.
5. Understand the Culture of the Company
It is essential to understand the work culture of your company and to behave accordingly at work. If you are in a public meeting, do not disagree with your company’s viewpoints or give conflicting arguments. You should still voice your opinions and ideas, but do so in a respectful manner that does not cast your company in a negative light.
6. Be Involved in Office Politics
Office politics are unavoidable, regardless of what field you are in. Most people despise them and try to stay away, but if you want to grow and stay with the company, you should aim to participate. This is not a suggestion to engage in office drama; just be involved in discussions, votes, events, etc. This will demonstrate that you are engaged and wish to be a key player in the company.
7. Stay Optimistic
Optimism is the key element that will help you the most. Always stay positive and think about how you can grow with the company. Your optimistic attitude will spread to your co-workers, creating a positive work environment for all.
If you currently have a job you enjoy, follow the aforementioned tips — they will help you appreciate your work more and become a better employee for your company.
If you have any questions about how to keep your current job, how to find a job that makes you happy, or how to upgrade your technical skills to better market yourself for employment in the IT field, please feel free to contact us. We provide intense Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, Cisco, Linux and Red Hat courses. We are located in Mississauga near Toronto, Milton, Hamilton, Oakville and Brampton and offer courses to students looking to change their career or improve their professional skills.