Being irreplaceable at work could give you that job security that you need to pay for your bills, save for the future and enjoy in life. There are so many people looking to be employed and would be more than happy to be in your position. In order to secure your place in your company, you have to show your worth as an employee and make them feel that you can’t be replaced by anyone. Here’s what you can do.
Focus on Tasks That Give Results
You probably have different things to do in the office. There are easy tasks that don’t really give an instant result or much impact to the company, and there are those that could have a huge effect in its success. Focus on the latter so that your employers would see how valuable you are in the growth of the company. This doesn’t mean that it’s okay not to do smaller things. You should, since these are also part of your job. You just have to focus on the bigger ones first before going to those that can wait. Time management and organization are important for this.
Go an Extra Mile
It’s nice to do all your tasks, but it’s even nicer if you can do more than that. Deliver more than what’s expected or lend a helping hand if you can. Your supervisor would see your effort and this would give you a good image as he would see you as someone who’s willing to help and someone that he can count on.
Make sure to give your all to complete the tasks that are given to you on time. Your performance can have a big impact in the overall success of the company. If you’re responsible and reliable, they would see you as one of the vital parts of the business. Since you’re efficient and effective in doing your job, there’s no reason why they would consider hiring someone to replace you. If you’re not being responsible of your job, it would be easy for the company to find someone who would do the job well.
Keep a Positive Attitude
Attitude is important in the work place. Treat your co-employees well and be nice to them. Be approachable and try hard to always have that positive vibe. People would love to work with you and the good words could reach your boss. Even if you’re very good in what you do, if you are difficult to work with because of your attitude, you could still lose your job since people may not feel comfortable working with you.
Be a Master in What You Do
Study the ins and outs of your position and make yourself an expert in this field. There’s no reason why your boss would try to find someone when he already has the best person to do the specific role. As you become a pro in your job, your work will be more secured as you will become more indispensable. It would be inconvenient and a huge risk to replace you with another person when they know that you can do your job and you do it well.
Keep learning as there new information, methods, technology and other things that come up, which could help further improve your knowledge and skills for your specific job. This would keep you updated and more marketable. It would also be helpful to learn additional skills even if they are not specifically related to your job. It would add up to your credentials and would give you the edge over others since you can do more than the area you specialize in.
Keep these things in mind and most importantly, value and love your job as you need this to keep you financially secured.
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