Wednesday, June 25, 2014
How To Trend Upward At Your Job
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When you spend a lot of time working at your job, but feel that you are not getting the recognition that you deserve for all the hard work you are putting in, this can be especially frustrating, and perhaps the worst thing of all about feeling this way is that it can seem like there is really nothing you can do to improve the situation. There are a few specific things you can keep in mind if you have ever experienced this feeling of under-appreciation at your job, starting with the concept that you should look at your job (and your job performance) the same way you would look at stock, realizing that if you are not trending upward, this means that you are trending down. When it comes to to making sure that you are always feeling like you are trending upward at your job, the first step is to always take care of the duties you are supposed to be taking care of - which means paying close attention to the things that are expected of you, and also doing everything you can to get these things taken care of. Once you have made sure you are always taking care of your responsibilities, the next step for making sure you are always trending upward at your job is for you to also do your best to go over and above what is expected of you; don't just take care of your duties, but take care of them so well that the people above you notice! And in addition to focusing on going over and above with the things that are expected of you, you should also focus on finding other things on which you can go over and above - looking for things that are not "expected" of you, but that will nevertheless be beneficial for you to do. When you place an emphasis on these three areas - making sure you are always doing what is expected of you, doing a better job at these things than expected, and looking for things you can do that are not expected of you - you will be able to ensure upward movement at your job, both in your performance, and in the rewards you reap!