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If you love your job, you’ll never want to leave, but you don’t want to get stuck either. So you need to grow with your role and become an integral part of the team.
Do you turn up to work and do the minimum or do you know what your boss wants from you? Most people are unsure how to make themselves an integral member of the team, so here’s how to make your boss want to keep you forever!
1. Be totally independent
Shocker. Being independent is an amazing quality, if you’re able to take a task and go with it without needing supervision, you’re onto a winner. Obviously, we’re not saying be lonely or isolated, but an ability to hold yourself accountable is amazing.
Set yourself a to-do list when you walk through the door and tackle any questions or problems as soon as you can.
2. But don’t avoid help
Sometimes you need help, if you aren’t sure of a procedure, ask. Don’t struggle in silence until someone notices you’re doing it all wrong, nobody will be upset with you if you interrupt and ask for guidance, it’s so much better to actually ask when you’re struggling.
3. Take note of feedback
Feedback and criticism can be hard to swallow sometimes, but if you take note of it and aim to improve, you’ll be a favorite. If they’re getting specific, ask if you can take notes, this will show them you’re taking it as constructive criticism, not a personal attack, plus it helps you to work on your weaknesses.
4. Be adaptable
Trust me, we’re taking notes of how you handle stuff. If you get an opportunity and something is thrown at you, we’re really impressed if you can handle it without panicking. Adaptability is awesome!
5. Put yourself out there
Be proactive, too, if you feel like you’re running out of tasks – just ask if there’s anything you can do or any other tasks you can take on, also make sure everyone knows how dedicated you are. This is the best way to get more responsibilities and become an invaluable member of the team! If you’re eager to do the tasks other people ignore, your boss will love you!
6. Be Positive
We know it’s hard to always be upbeat when it comes to work, but your boss will love you for it! Maintain a cheerful, friendly, can-do attitude so your interactions are always positive. Never allow whatever’s going on with your personal life or work life to affect your mood around your boss.
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