The economy is rough at the moment, and we all need our jobs more than ever. Check out this tutorial, and learn how to make yourself so valuable at your job that no one would ever want to fire you.
You Will Need
• Problem-solving abilities
• Revenue-producing capabilities
• Pleasant personality
Step 1: Demonstrate loyalty
Be vocal about your commitment to your place of employment. Eighty-five percent of CEOs surveyed ranked loyalty as the employee trait they most admired.
Step 2: Make your boss' life easier
Make your boss' life easier. Complete tasks reliably; anticipate their needs; be a self-starter; consistently exceed expectations.
Don't go to your boss with problems; bring them solutions.
Step 3: Save the company money
If your job is to make the company money, step up your efforts. If you're not in a revenue-producing position, find ways to save the company money.
Step 4: Be a team player
Be a pleasure to work with. Being liked and respected by your colleagues is almost as important as having the boss' approval.
Step 5: Go with the flow
Be flexible. Employees who can adapt to change are not only considered more valuable, but have a better chance of surviving a reorganization.
Step 6: Be someone you'd want to keep
Be the kind of employee you'd want to retain in a downturn. What's more sensible than that?
Did you know? Employees with a strong work ethic are more valuable to employers than those with a high IQ, according to one survey.