Being an important part of a team for a long time means a lot to everyone. And the first most priority of an employee is to make his job secure. No one wants to be someone who can be easy to replace. After all its not a piece of cake to get a job nowadays. Especially the good one.
Great Tips to Be Irreplaceable on Workplace
So, to become irreplaceable, we have to put some effort. We have to invest. And we all know that we can do this only by making our manager happy. But how to do it. Let me give you some tips.
Build Better Relationships With Your Co-workers and Boss
The people you work with are a huge part of your life. Use your free time with your colleagues to build a relationship. Learn about their families, interests and try to solve their problems. When you deepen your workplace connections, you increase the likelihood that your name will come up first when a new opportunity arises.
The most important thing, be loyal to your boss and he will be loyal to you. Don’t let him have any complaints with you. Try to work according to his mood.
Do the Work that Matters Not the Work that is Easy
Your manager won’t be happy to know that you are missing the important task and keep doing things that are of no use to him. So, try to pick up a hard and crucial piece of work. Don’t ease yourself at the job. Otherwise, your boss will have an opportunity to fire you.
Go Beyond Your Boss’s Expectations
Impress your manager. Do a lot then he expects from you. Try to beat the deadlines from your boss. Let him think that you are always working. Reach the office before he has arrived and left for home after him.
Show Off Your Other Skills
The best way to keep your job is to prove you are valuable. Your former experiences can be great pathways to job stability. Whenever a new project starts to offer off all your skills and experiences and not just the one you were hired for.
Establish Your Own Professional Brand
It doesn’t matter if you are an advertising executive, an accountant, or a bank teller — you need to build your own brand. Keep your social media accounts up to date, start a blog or website about something that interests you, and always be mindful of how you portray yourself online because many employers check your social media accounts.
Solve Problems and Give Suggestions
Try to solve the problems. Don’t go and don’t let your co-workers go to the boss with every issue. Have the facts, understand the situation, and suggest solutions. Take the minor problems of the co-workers even if you don’t have any interest in it. This will improve your record and make a path for your job security as your name will come up first if a new opportunity arises.
Take Advantage of Educational Opportunity
Does your company offer an employee assistance program? Take the initiative and reach out to your human resources department or your supervisor and ask him or her to walk you through all the professional development opportunities available to you. Whether it’s a free workshop that will teach you computer coding or reimbursements for college tuition, many employers want to keep hardworking people. Show them you’re worth the investment and stay sharp for future opportunities.
Lead Your Team and Come Up with New Ideas
Lead your team. Bring out new perspectives that your boss will like. Take responsibilities, make commitments, and try to keep them. Be authentic and be confident. Try not to talk too much.
Always be prepared for any kind of work. Try to volunteer as much as you can but give your first priority to your own work. You can make your boss happy by taking charge if someone else is not present. Never let go of any opportunity.
Be Reliable for Your Co-workers and Boss
Be confidential with your co-workers and don’t gossip about them. Be transparent and never play politics in the office. Give up all the facts even if the outcome will not be in your favor. Apologize and show gratitude.
So, we came to this conclusion that if you want yourselves irreplaceable at work, you should be loyal to your job, co-workers, and boss. You shouldn’t be the kind of person who says “This is not the part of my job”.
You have to prove your values to everyone. You have to convince others by your behavior that you are irreplaceable and that they will be in the loss by losing you.
Jason is the Marketing Manager at a local advertising company in Australia. He moved to Australia 10 years back for his passion for advertising. Jason recently joined BFA as a volunteer writer and contributes by sharing his valuable experience and knowledge.