Here are some ways that you can PROVE you are worth the money they are paying you!
Do the job better than you think you can! If your job is to flip burgers, then do it faster, better, with zeal and a GREAT attitude! Its that simple. Be “that” employee that everyone LOVES to work with.
LEARN! Nobody likes a “know it all” but everyone LOVES the person that knows everything and happily gives answers in a friendly and non-arrogant manner. Be the person that others rely on to get good information. With that said, do your homework and become the subject matter expert on a certain elements of your company or job. Be a Go-To person. This will up your value tremendously!
Be a Leader! Be confident and know your stuff. Be a leader without being a jerk! Taking a leadership role even when you aren’t getting paid for it (at the moment) will help you shine when you are in line for that promotion!
Keep Good Records! Keeping good records and saving emails and files with a good calendar system keeps you on top of things. Don’t EVER blow a deadline or follow through with a request, ESPECIALLY from the boss!
Be an Innovator! If you have an idea that could possibly make the company money, streamline processes, change public perception or any other idea floating around in your head that would be helpful, BRING IT TO THE TABLE! Some of your ideas my stick and some not so much. They old saying “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” is sometimes true. However, sometimes just because it “ain’t broke” doesn’t mean that its working as well as it should in the current world! Take a look at things. If you think that it needs improvement, make a solution and present your findings! This shows you are always thinking of the company’s best interests!
Be a Good Listener! Seriously, you just need to shut up and listen to what others have to say. If you are always doing the talking, you are NOT learning!