How to Stand Tall and Grow with Your Company

Being employed in a company is not a guarantee that you will not lose your position.  You have to constantly prove your worth as an employee if you want to stay for a long time.  In this article, let’s take a look at some of the things you can do stand tall and grow with your company.

Be punctual. Punctuality is an important virtue that all employees must practice.  Being on time shows that you are a dependable and organized person.  You value your company’s time just as you do yours.  When bosses check records, one negative quality that gets noticed right away is tardiness and you definitely don’t want to stand out in this way.

Be part of the team. You may think that you are more capable or more knowledgeable than others but if you want to succeed in your employment, you need to learn to be part of a team.  After all, no company can survive without employees and you can’t do everything on your own.  Recognize what’s good in your peers.  Do not hesitate to lend a helping hand when the opportunity arises.

Improve yourself. As the saying goes, “there is always room for improvement”.  Even if you have been in the company for many years, you can find ways to enhance your skills, knowledge, and performance. Are there trainings or seminars that can attend so you can get better with your job or maybe expand your responsibilities?  Don’t hesitate to tell your employer about your desire to get better.  Employers want people who are motivated to succeed as long as it is in line with your company’s vision.

Be ready to learn. You can get the most out of your experiences with a company if you open your mind to learning.  You can a lot from your colleagues and you definitely can learn much from your superiors.  Do not take criticisms personally.  Instead, take it as a positive evaluation that you can benefit from.

Show initiative.  An employee who has the potential to grow shows initiative.  Just because you have been assigned to do certain tasks does not mean you should never poke your head into other things.  Initiative also means trying to understand things on your own instead of asking questions at all times.  Of course, this does not mean you should not ask for advice or ask questions at all.  It only means you should avoid asking petty questions.

how to stand tall and grow with your companyVolunteer to do tasks. When there is an opportunity for you to be of assistance, volunteer right away.  Show your superior that you are concerned about your company’s welfare and that you are someone who can be relied on.  You want to be regarded as a valuable worker and that you are worth every cent your company pays.

Share insights. One of the most impressive ways to be recognized by your bosses is to be able to contribute something of significance for your company- like a new idea, a great design, a bright plan.  This is not so easy but if you are genuinely paying attention to your company’s mission and if you do your research, you will know when it’s your time to shine.

Be humble.  The worst attitude that can pull you down is pride.  No matter how great your accomplishments are, always be humble.  Show respect to everyone and don’t let success get into your head.

Author: andrewstillman

Andrew Stillman is a freelance writer currently working for MyFirstJobSite.com. Having worked with high school and college students on improving their chances of obtaining their first job. He is putting his best tips and tricks here on myfristjobsite.com

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