By Chris Roane
Whether you’re in an entry level position or you head up a department in a large company, there are certain concepts that should be applied in your working life. As well as increasing your value in the job market, practicing these ideas will enhance your worth to your current employer. You stand to earn more raises, bonuses, and ultimately promotions as you progress through your working life, because you’re constantly improving what you know and how you work. Follow these principles and you’ll find you often end up in more management type roles seeing your responsibilities increase, along with your paycheck.
I write this in the hope that any wisdom I share on this subject provides you with some useful takeaways. This is not written from the perspective of an expert who has this all figured out. Rather, I’m simply reflecting on my experience and what I’ve learned from other people, and sharing that with you.
Now, there are times when we need to take a job solely because we need to feed ourselves and our family. However, this should only be a short-term solution. Going to a job simply to receive a paycheck will provide no motivation for you, and it’s usually not enough to take you to the top (at least, not for the long haul).
Below are the top five things that will make you the best employee at whichever company you work.