Recent studies show that job security, which was ranked fourth by respondents in 2012, is now the second greatest driver of attraction (13.2%) for construction candidates. According to SEEK, a national downturn in the resources sector may have contributed to this change with more respondents now valuing job security over career development opportunities, which has slipped from second to fourth place.
With that in mind, here are our Top 5 Tips for making yourself indispensable in the workplace and increasing your chances of improving job security over the long-term.
- Raise the bar
Put simply – do your best. Don’t cut corners or approach your job with a ‘that will do attitude’. This doesn’t mean you have to be the first to throw your hand up for extra hours or missing out on personal commitments to work weekends. It just means doing everything to the best of your ability and lending a hand whenever you can to make your co-workers lives a little easier. Be the person others can depend on. Lead by example and do your best.
- Be adaptable
Roll with the punches. By this we don’t mean that you should take crap from your colleagues. We just mean keep your attitude open and work with what you’ve got. Sometimes things can change quickly on site, and when they do, being resistant to doing things differently doesn’t help anyone – including you.
- Treat others as you would like to be treated
While everyone has a different role in your workplace, it’s important to communicate respectfully to everyone from managers to labourers and everyone in between. Usually there will be people you report to, and others who may report to you, so in all your communications be sure to treat others as you would like them to treat you.
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