There are no dreadful words more than “you are fired”. To avoid being fired or losing your job, you need to be honest with yourself and assess your work ethics. Most employers claim that talent shortage is real as well as the shortage of dependable employees. However, some factors can save you from getting fired.
1) MAXIMUM ENERGY
Your energy at work reflects your passion towards your job. You do not need to settle down and accept your current position with no aspirations for advancements. However, you need to feel passionate about what you do even if you think that your dreams are way more significant than the job. Your high spirit and vitality will draw attention to you and will show the type of work ethics you have.
2) OUTWORK OTHERS
Employers appreciate effort and involvement to improve the service provided or increase efficiency and quality. You might not have a leadership position, but you can be a leader with your impact. Your influence will reflect on your results and your relationships with your peers and supervisors. Your customers will sense your enthusiasm, and you will earn their respect.
3) OUTSMART OTHERS
Being smart is different from having a high IQ. To be smart, think and learn of new ways to stay current and knowledgeable about your field. Educate your self. Even if you are working in cleaning, determine the differences between cleaning products, the best way to clean different items, or how to handle difficult cleaning tasks. If you work in a construction site, educate yourself about site management, dealing with hazardous materials, and information that will make your work more comfortable and more efficient.
4) BE A PROBLEM-SOLVER
Whining, complaining and gossiping are three dreadful traits any employer hates. This does not mean that you accept a wrongful situation, but you do not project those traits all the time. In case you face a problem, and before approaching your supervisor, think of the possible solution or options to deal with the issues. If any of those suggestions are within your authority, implement it, otherwise, approach your supervisor with the problem and tell them about the possible solution.
5) HAVE A SENSE OF URGENCY
The competition is sever in the markets, which force your employer to be responsive. When you get assigned a task, try to finish it as soon as possible and always have the mindset of “getting things done”. This way, you will enable your employer to respond quickly to situations that can affect the bottom line of the company.