It’s never too late to change your habits. Whether you are a graduate just starting the very first job, or already doing a job or just wanting to be the best and learn all you can, becoming the top most employee will surely benefit your corporate journey.
It will not only look really good on your resume but it will also help you grow in your field, and you can experience what it takes to be a leader. But how can you become The One? Sure, having a good college education and good grades will take you to a good place but to become best of the best, you need more than that.
Your technical skills combined with your Soft Skills can take you on the road to become the best employee. Your soft skills include adaptability, your positivity, your way of communication etc. These combined with your technical skills and good behavior are the most important factors to become successful.
Here is a list of some easy to follow tips through which you can enter the race to become best of the best:
Be proactive. This doesn’t mean you to become over efficient. Yet always be motivated to learn new things and accept new challenges. Take initiative and do your best in every task that you are assigned.
Meetings and Responsiveness
Whenever you are in a meeting, be responsive. Don’t get intimidated by others. Give your opinions and suggestions. Wait for your turn and confidently give your suggestions. Show your presence. Now, what if you don’t have suggestion of your own? You can speak in favor of a co-worker of yours and show your interests.
Problems, complains, solutions. It is a never ending cycle and follows you everywhere. So, next time you bring forward a problem, suggest its solution as well. It might not be the best possible solution but it will show how serious and concerned you are. It might even lead the path towards the best possible solution.
One of the most important thing to ace your corporate career is how team oriented you are. Be a team player and take your team along with you. Don’t be afraid to do something other than the tasks mentioned in your job description. Whenever a coworker or a senior asks for your help, provide your guidance. Don’t be afraid to take on new challenges.
Nothing can beat a hardworking employee. If you actually want to be the best, you have to work really hard. There is no shortcut here. Work with all your might and put in all your efforts. If you want to achieve 100% results then you definitely would have to give 100%. Prove that you are different from your co-workers. Take self-initiatives and do your best.
Set your Goals
If you want to be successful, set your goals and not just simple goals, make them SMART goals. Make sure your goals are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely. Make your own development plan and plan out how you want your career to grow.
Share your developmental program with your boss and ask for his guidance. It’s important that you align your developmental plan with the organization’s developmental plans.
Never be a-know-it-all-person
Do not ever think that you know each and everything. We are constantly learning new things. Some of us believe that we only learn till we are in school. It’s such a huge misconception. The practical world has its own methods of teaching and it’s actually here that you start learning
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes but never make the same mistake twice. Learn from your mistakes and move forward.
Nothing is Permanent
Always keep in mind that there are a lot of talented people waiting in the line to get your job. Know that you are easily replaceable. Having this in mind can keep you motivated and push you to do your best.It all depends upon your performance.
Don’t be a Cry Baby
Well you are a grownup person and nobody like a whining employee. Try to solve your own problems and don’t bother your boss by telling him small things that upset you. No, this doesn’t mean to share your problems with your boss, do so but keep the complaining part to yourself or your best friend at work. Try to keep a positive attitude towards things in general and resolve your issues while you can.
Don’t expect any favors
If you want to be truly the best employee, do not expect any favors. Do not think that after serving a certain period of time, you will automatically become entitled to a promotion. No you will not. Things like promotions, raises, bonuses are earned. And they can only be earned if you prove your worth and abilities through your hard work and dedication.
Nothing comes easy. You want to be a star employee, you have to put in all your efforts. And bring out the best in you. Only hard work and dedication can take you to the place where you want to be. There are no shortcuts in this path. Be punctual, dress up properly ad get ready to work with all your potential. Being a star employee is just a perk of becoming successful. And while you are on the journey of being successful, don’t forget to take some timeout for yourself.
Create a balance between your work life and personal life. In this chaotic routine, Stop for a minute, take a deep breath, clear your head, take some time out and then start again. Success will come your way. You won’t have to chase it. Just give your best and everything will be okay.