6. Maintain Good Job Performance
Just do a good job, such as keeping a good attendance record, taking precise breaks and lunches, while working hard. Once someone’s been fired or laid off, what’s often found out later is their poor work record which led to their dismissal. What this includes are frequent absences, poor attitude, missed deadlines, unprofessional behavior, or constant customer complaints. If you behave poorly, you have no room to negotiate.
5. Always Be Learning Educate Yourself
Once there’s an opportunity to learn a new skill, receive training, make sure that you take advantage of it. Take it upon yourself to educate yourself, always be learning to do your job better, or to get that promotion. Learn new skill sets, as you’re only helping yourself and your employer. Learning new skills becomes especially valuable during bad economic times, when people are let go. What you have is a chance of being retained, over those who only has one skill or purpose.
4. Just Get Along
Cultivate good relationships with coworkers and employers in your organization. Never be a problem employee who’s constantly complaining or gossiping. Treat everyone you work with by showing respect, courtesy, and gratitude. Realize you’re all in it together, attempting to scratch out a living. Your reputation as a good employee matters, and if you aren’t, it will spread like wildfire, and everyone will avoid you.