Enjoying success on the job involves a lot of things. Some of these things are obvious–such as talent, experience, and effort–and some of them are not.
However, you need every edge that you can get. This includes when you're on the job and when you're conducing a job search so that you can find your next great opportunity. And when you're looking for every edge you can get, ANY edge can help.
With that in mind, below are five "under the radar" factors for job success:
Not everything is important, and not everything that's important is equally important. To maximize your time and your resources and to enjoy success more quickly, you must become adept at identifying what is most important in every situation. Without prioritizing properly, you might do the wrong things first. That will ultimately slow you down and take you further from accomplishing your goals instead of closer.
Not only should you be working on the most important things first, but you should also be doing so in an efficient way. You've probably heard the expression, "Work smarter, not harder." Part of that saying is rooted in time management. Is there an easier way to accomplish your task? Is there a tool that could help with it? What has experience taught you about the best way to approach the situation? Everybody has the same amount of time. How well you manage that time can give you an edge over other people.
#3—Creating (and maintaining) boundaries
This includes creating boundaries in your work and creating boundaries with other people. This helps to both maximize your time and also ensure a healthy work environment. Ideally, your work environment and the relationships you have with your co-workers should improve over time. If they don't, then perhaps there is a problem in this area that needs to be addressed.
Setting expectations at the beginning of a project or process can help to eliminate confusion or miscommunication during the middle or at the end of it. This is advisable if you're working with a group of people, one other person, or just with yourself. Have you set expectations for your work performance or your job search in 2018? What expectations does your manager or supervisor have for you? What expectations do you have for your employer? These are all good questions to think about.
#5—Holding yourself accountable
Accountability is crucial for any employment-related endeavor. This includes on the job or during your job search. People who take ownership of their job and their career are more invested in their professional life. As a result, they're more likely to do the things that are necessary to be successful. If you're always blaming other things or other people for what happens (or doesn't happen) to you, then you have a ready-made excuse for your perpetual failure. Take ownership and be accountable.
How do YOU rank in these areas? Do they offer you an edge in the employment marketplace?
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