To be irreplaceable employee, you ought to take initiative on top of doing your work, this will help you stand out from the rest of employees. We are going to discuss various ways you can increase your job security. The techniques do not only guarantee job security, but also a bigger salary.
1. Find solution for problem facing the organization.
While working in an organization, find the problem facing the company, or one that bother your employer most, and offer a solution.
2. Consistently, bring new ideas.
Always suggest new ways of doing things in company, but make sure you have done thorough research before presenting the idea. Remember the idea you bring should an improvement of what is existing.
3. Job Rotation.
Offer to do other tasks that are not in your job description, by doing this you are sealing your position in the company, since you can do more than one job. One particular job may become obsolete, but since you can do another, you will be tasked with the other job.
4. Document your performance.
Keep a portfolio of jobs you have done, clients you have brought on board and achievements you have achieved in the cause of your employment. By doing this, you are preparing yourself for evaluation process, which you can bring forth all your reports. It will also help you when negotiating for a paycheck increase. Employers depend on the reports you present to them, don’t assume they know all you have done, prove to them.
5. Be relevant in your field.
Make sure you have the latest skills and knowledge in your field of work. You can achieve this by continuous improving your education, but most important, by attending seminars and workshop.
6. Become an expert in something.
Find one task that you are exceptionally good at and make it your specialist. Look for areas in your business where you can put your skills to use and become an expert. Then, volunteer for projects that will allow you to use these skills and show them off.
7. Do outstanding work.
You can’t do mediocre work – your work needs to be exemplary if you want to stand out. Look for ways you can go beyond the daily requirements to demonstrate how you add value to the organization.
8. Know how to communicate with your manager.
Having unclogged, clear lines of communication with your manager will help prevent any small issues from developing into larger, career-ending problems. In line with this, know which mode of communication is most preferable for your manager. Are they more comfortable with email, or in-person? How often do they want to hear about project progress? When possible, adapt your mode of communication to fit with their preference.
9. Request for feedback.
Do not shy from asking your employer, of how they view your performance. Their feedback will guide you whether you are on the right track or on the wrong. Don’t just work hand and assume that your employer is happy, you may be putting all your best but doing the wrong thing.