Being a great employee is about more than just being good at what you do. Your personal demeanor and interaction with colleagues, supervisors, and subordinates also make a lasting impression. Recognizing and displaying good workplace citizenship can have a positive impact on your career. After all, no one wants to work with a surly, cantankerous jerk… and, perhaps more importantly, no one wants to hire one.
Sometimes a career can seem like a comic book – filled with foes to fight and obstacles to overcome. Some days, it may even feel like there’s an Arch-villain hiding in a secret lair whose diabolical plan is to ruin your future and stamp out your success. What is a mere mortal to do? After all, you’re not faster than a speeding bullet. You can’t leap tall buildings in a single bound. But fear not! You don’t have to wear tights and a cape to have superpowers. The trick is learning to apply the powers you already have toward building a powerful career
You secured the job of your dreams. You know your role and the company’s expectations. You’re ready! Or, so you think.
You still need to figure out workplace etiquette, including those unwritten rules that exist in every company.
When it comes to searching for a job, a great deal importance is placed on making a good first impression. First impressions matter. For hiring managers who can only spend a small amount time with each candidate, the first impression you make is likely all they’ll remember. That’s why you have be sure that whether your first impression is conveyed online, through your resume, or in an interview, you prepare to be at your best.
Today, more than ever before, a job has become a transitory thing. After all, a volatile economy has changed they way we think about our career and our future.
So does that mean loyalty is a thing of the past?