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The Career Opportunities How-To

Todayís job market can be incredibly tough especially when employers have plenty of eager people who are all looking for a position. However, employers recognize that valuable employees are quickly becoming a rare commodity. They know that bringing in new help is risky and so they put into practice a series of detections that sort through valuable and replaceable employees.

Regardless of where a person works, valuable employees will always be in demand. If you want job security and you want employers to consider you too valuable to lay off and if you want your services to be in demand on the job market then you must stand out from the crowd.

Step 1

Be a valuable employee

Be at work a minimum of five minutes early & donít leave until at least ten minutes after youíre supposed to. Take initiative and build a reputation for looking out for the employer's best interests.

 
Step 2

Continue educating yourself

Technology continues to advance and every industry continues to move forward with innovative strategies and technology. Take part of seminars, workshops and advanced your career with certification or a degree.

 
Step 3

Employer educational benefits

Employers want to retain employees who have a career and not just a job. Many employers will reimburse employees for their education. Even if you take only one class at a time, youíre working towards a degree or certificate that will keep your skills current with the industry. Valuable employers put a high importance on lifelong learners.

 
Step 4

Network

Networking is the most powerful way to build professional relationships, actively cultivate business contacts and receive the latest information in business and the industry which your in. Some of the best jobs come from networking.

 
Step 5

Participate in office events

Whether itís lunch with a supervisor, going to company sponsored events or working late with the boss. Being part of the team regardless of which team it is will make you invaluable.

 

DO...

  • Take responsibility when things go wrong
  • Be the first in and last out
  • Encourage others
  • Learn and apply yourself

DON'T...

  • Donít take credit for other peopleís work
  • Don't gossip
  • Don't date co-workers