In a world of uncertainty and fixed term contracts it’s difficult to feel secure in a role
There is often that feeling of instability. If someone does not feel certain about their future within an organisation it can lead to a serious drop in productivity levels. One thing every career girl must do is make themselves indispensable. This will lead to a greater level of job security and allow you to feel safe if there are job losses on the horizon.
The question is how do you make yourself indispensable? Here are our top 5 tips!
Start strong from the absolute beginning
It may be tempting to procrastinate a little and take it easy in the first few weeks/months in a new job. Our advice- don’t do it! Be known as a safe pair of hands from day one. First impressions count for so much. Make sure your first impression is nothing but excellent.
Every office has that super organised person. Be that person. The one who has all the contact numbers, stationery or IT skills. People love being able to rely on others. Being organised will mean bosses and colleagues will need you.
Spot areas where the company needs help
If your organisation lacks something important, get yourself some skills in that area. Maybe their website is unprofessional or their filing system is outdated. Jump in and offer to help. The benefits will be endless.
Ask for training
Employers love staff who are keen. Ask for extra training so you may pick up some skills that are lacking in the office. This is particularly true when it comes to external courses. Come back and share the knowedlge. You won’t fail to impress.
Always say yes!
This is a favourite of ours. Everyone loves to be around positive happy people. Say yes to even the most mundane of tasks. Your co-workers will come to depend on you and you will soon find you are indispensable.
When others rely and depend on you for your skill set, reliability or all round willingness to help, then you have managed something which is often very difficult. Being indispensable is crucial to job security. In turn you will feel happier, more productive and be well on the road to success.
By Catherine Murphy