The likelihood of being unemployed is increasing. There are many ways you can avoid being unemployed. These four steps will allow you to either keep your job or create a name for you that will help you quickly find a new job.
Be happy about what you do: Stop looking at the mirror. This is the key to sustaining employment. When the workload gets too heavy, it’s tempting to get off “the job”. Negativism is very contagious in work environments.
It pays off to be grateful for what you love about your job. You will come across as more productive to bosses and coworkers. You are more productive and get the job done faster. You also have a lower stress level.
Some people automatically adopt a positive outlook. These people are the ones who make it through death camps and other horrors. These attitude changes are something that all of us need to be aware of. What we think about work is a major factor in what goes wrong. It all comes down to your mind. The best strategy is to choose happiness.
Perhaps you are muttering “Not my job.” This one is really awful. It might. You still get valuable things from it: the chance to learn how to deal with adversity, to validate what will work for you long-term, and to make money to pay your bills.
It doesn’t mean you have to be there for the whole time. You can be content with where you are, even as you work towards your next goal.
Do your best work: It’s almost impossible to be happy about what you do if it’s something you are really good at. You may eventually want to do something that makes you happy. For now, you should do everything possible to improve your skills at your current job. Being able to do something well can increase your self-esteem, which can help you maintain a positive outlook. It also reduces stress.
Even if your goal is to leave your current job, the skills you have now will make you a better candidate in search of that dream job. Transferable skills include interpersonal skills, problem solving, organization skills, planning, and communication. Learning any subject will help you be more open to learning and better prepared to take on the challenge of finding what you love.
It is important to be good at what your do. You will feel proud of yourself when you do your job well. Although bosses and coworkers may not tell you, they see you as a valuable resource. It’s much harder to let go of you, this is what makes it so difficult. Customers, vendors, suppliers, and clients notice. If you get caught up in the downsizing buzzsaw, customers, vendors, and suppliers will be keen to invite you aboard or refer you to someone they know. This is the type of network you want, not a bunch of business cards and hundreds of Facebook friends.
BE A DREAM TO CO-WORK WITH: It is possible to be great at what you do but be a complete jerk. Do not try to be that person. Openness to ideas and methods of others can often lead to better results. When you are highly respected by others, you will be held in high regard.
Talk to people as equals and include what they have to say in your work. This can open doors to some amazing work projects, even though it isn’t often included in the selection criteria.
FLEXIBLE: Are you completely in love with what you do now? If so, don’t get too comfy. If your client or the company requires you to do something else now, be flexible and learn new skills. There are many ways you can get involved in the things that you love. Accept the present moment and do what you can. Even if it isn’t your favorite thing to do, you can still do it well.
Sometimes, this can bring unexpected rewards. This can lead to you learning something that will help you in the future.
These four factors are more important than getting a raise or reaching a certain level in your profession. Enjoy what you do, be passionate about it, enjoy the opportunity to do it well, work well with others, and take on new roles with enthusiasm. People who do this almost always have a job and are often asked to take on more.