Wanted--Employees Seeking Lifetime Job Security
THE SUCCESS MARGIN
Tuesday, May 4, 2004
These days, employees at all levels feel insecure
in their jobs.
A big reason is this. Instead of working together,
there is a war going on between management and
labor. They do not trust each other. And for good
The typical employee does just enough work not to
get fired. And no more.
The typical employer is not open and honest with
his staff. The employee is not well-informed.
Plus, the employer pays the employee just enough
so he/she won't quit. Such behavior can only
Ironically, even though many businesses are laying
off thousands, they still desperately want and can't
do without certain special employees. Especially
in these uncertain times. That's why lifetime
security is always there for the right person.
The solutions are all in the approach of the job
Every single rational and competent employer
in the world is looking for employees with certain
Display the qualities of a true superstar and
you will be rewarded with high pay, great benefits,
as well as lifetime security.
Additionally, the old techniques of finding a job
are not working for millions who are unemployed.
You simply cannot send a boring resume and cover
letter and have any chance at all of finding any
kind of job, let alone a good position. More
on this later.
What are those special traits for which every
First, a superstar employee must learn to think
like an entrepreneur.
Here are six steps you can take that can guarantee
your future. You'll find every thinking employer
will recognize your value and will never want to
1. Take specific actions on behalf of your employer
which either bring in revenues or cut costs far
beyond the cost of your salary and benefit package.
No employer wants nor can afford to have an
employee on board for long that costs money.
When you are not a cost, but a profit generator
for the business, you will always have a job.
2. Become a self-starter. Instead of waiting for
your boss to tell you what to do, take the
initiative. Ask questions. Find out exactly what
has to be done. And then simply do it.
Supervising you will be a joy.
3. Take responsibility for your actions. And
decisions. Most people in the world have a "victim
mentality." Don't blame others for your errors.
Mistakes are human. And you'll, of course, make
them. But own up to them and you'll instantly
be recognized as a member of a rare breed.
4. Don't avoid unpleasant tasks. Volunteer to do
difficult tasks that need to be done in every
company. The world is full of buck passers. Don't
be one yourself. Do what you know in your heart
has to be done with diligence and without
5. Take the initiative. Offer solutions and
alternatives to pressing company problems. When
you see something is going wrong, don't avoid it.
Look for ways to address and correct the problem.
Offer suggestions and a willingness to help with
6. Invest in yourself continuously. Read one to
two hours per day. You can become an expert on
any topic in three years or less.
Purchase useful books and tapes which build skills.
And attend at least three to six seminars per year.
Limit TV to no more than an hour a day. Increasing
your knowledge is by far the best investment you
These foregoing steps prove you are a person who
goes the extra mile. You will be joining the rarified
air of employee superstars. Contrary to common
thought, there is a huge number of such jobs
available for you. As always, there is plenty
of room at the top.
Take the above actions and I guarantee you this.
Instead of getting fired, every decent manager in the
world will clamor for your services. Indeed, they
will fall all over themselves begging you to work
Note: If an employer is not worthy of your very
best efforts, I urge you to line up another job and
leave as soon as possible.
If there is any doubt in your mind about the above
approach, discuss it with any decent employer. I'd
bet serious money that they will be delighted with
any employee who performs as described.
If you are job hunting, in the next issue I'll provide
more tips which will almost certainly get you a
great job in record time.
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P.O. Box 877
Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
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