Launch out people, whether part or full time your help is needed. After talking to a few individuals who’ve been on the unemployment rolls for what seems an eternity or turning into years, don’t be discouraged. The best advice offered yet is “do something”. Get out volunteer in your area of interest, work part time to cover expenses and keep looking for your “dream” job.
Here’s a quote recently shared on a Facebook (FB) page.
You can’t have a dream come true, if you don’t have a dream <job>. ~ Unknown added by Chuck C.
Another FB family member shared these helpful tips for keeping a job. She’s a retired Ford HR Director Gwen M. and now she tells all.
- Know the culture and the best way to learn is to stay quiet and observe. It will take some time before any opinions from newcomers will be valued or even requested. So just watch, listen and learn.
- Get to know the people in payroll. Make sure you have the correct dates and deadlines. Then get all your paperwork in on time.
- Learn who the “go to people” are and who has the most influence over the team or department. Co-workers already know who the negative folks are. Those who bruise quickly and have hang-ups won’t warm up easily to new people.
- Reserve judgments. Just stay neutral and try not to form any negative opinions or attitudes about a thing, because people will form an opinion or have an attitude about you. Avoid this like the plague. Get a mentor to guide you on the expectations, quirks and other idiosyncrasies of folks in your department.
- Make no excuses for what you do or don’t do. Co-workers want to know they can trust that you can handle the work they’ve given to you. Clear up foggy directions and always clarify what you understood. It may help even to journal about it for future references or email a comfirmation. If you make a mistake, be the first one to determine a way it can be avoided again in the future and make sure it doesn’t happen.
Then lead each day with the honor of demonstrating your
as a show of thankfulness for them entrusting you with that job.
Resolve issues quickly and don’t let things fester that could be problematic later on. Smile and look for reasons and ways to praise or encourage others. Strongly consider applying these as a way to maintain your employment status. Then watch, respect and recognition will soon be on its way to you. Good Luck!