So, you have the qualifications and necessary trainings. You have passed the interview, and have now been given the job. Congratulations, but your job has started. Getting the job is one thing. Keeping it is another.
There is a lot of competition for your job now and it is getting bigger. Therefore, it is becoming more difficult to maintain your new-found job. Workers have to recycle and provide added value to keep their job. Therefore, take note of how to make performance of your “soft skills” that are increasingly demanded by companies.
Here are a few of them:
The day to day activity is a learning opportunity. It is absolutely normal to make mistakes from time to time. All the criticisms you receive in your workplace will be for your improvement and to continue growing.
The best way to not receive them is by listening and applying the necessary changes so that they do not happen again. The worst attitude you can have before a criticism is to put yourself on the defensive. It will prevent you from learning from mistakes. You must be positive and take constructive criticism well.
Flexibility And Adaptation
The speed at which changes are being introduced in the workplace, from technological changes to administrative, we are continually being pushed to always be up-to-date and attentive to new demands and needs. Don’t complain about this. Always be open to changes, and be innovative with your approach.
Before any problem that may arise, you have to have a list of solutions to address the issue, it is something fundamental and can be a differentiator with respect to your coworkers. Always make yourself a problem solver. Problem solvers are always valued as indispensable assets in the company.
Motivation and Confidence
To grow and achieve your professional goals at work, you have to develop superior confidence in yourself. The first step to achieve objectives is to visualize them, motivate yourself that you can and, very importantly, work daily to achieve it. With that mentality you will achieve everything that you propose.
Collaboration and coordination with other colleagues are increasingly significant requirements in companies. For a work team to work, it is important to practice these “5Cs”: Complement, Coordination, Communication, Confidence and Commitment.
Working Under pressure
You must get used to using pressure, controlling stress situations, and keeping calm. This will help you to get ahead in complicated situations and in turn you will earn points in your professional career, since you will demonstrate everything you can be capable of. Meeting the deadlines assigned is now one of the issues most valued by companies.
Keeping a fluent communication with your colleagues and superiors is fundamental for the entire organization. Communication is the only way to be able to propose ideas for improvements, changes, etc. It is the essential tool in a company.
Positivity and Enthusiasm
It is an attitude that promotes well-being both for you and for other colleagues. Enthusiasm is contagious and increases your productivity. An enthusiastic worker can inspire others to tackle complex projects. This skill will show that you are a leader.
As you can see, there are many other skills that can complement your certificates. Getting your job with the certificates require keeping the job with these skills. With that combination, you are unstoppable.