Sometimes when we change occupations or even if we have been in the same position for an extended period of time we can often forget about essential components of our jobs and workplace basics that make us a valuable member to our employer. This can cause us to be passed over for promotions or even laid off when workforce reductions may be necessary for a variety of reasons.
Here are several workplace basics you will want to keep in mind that not only help you enhance your value but also impress your employer with your dedication and job loyalty.
• Effective Communication Skills. You must be able to communicate effectively with everyone you come in contact with at work from the janitor to the CEO.
• Problem Solving Skills. Employers want employees who can take initiative and reach solutions without being held by the hand.
• Attention to Detail. The devil truly is in the details and minor omissions or mistakes can be extremely costly for your employer.
• Adaptability. Change happens often in the workplace especially with technology and you must be able to roll with the punches and welcome changes as they come along.
• Team Player Attitude. Renegades and lone wolves may be appealing in the movies but not in the workplace. Employers want their staff to be able to work productively both alone and in a team environment.
• Confidence. A high level of self-esteem goes a long way toward impressing employers with your ability to handle anything they throw at you.
Make sure you develop each of these workplace basics in your occupational repertoire. Your ability to present the total package as an employee to your supervisors will definitely make an impression that gets remembered.