Last week I ended part VI with the issue of getting past the resume and interview stage into the employment stage. Since I have literally been employed ever since I was 8 years old, I believe I might be an expert on what a good employee verses a bad employee is. I have watched many good employees and many bad employees. Personally I look for the great employees, because that is what I like to see myself as and that is what I want working with me, above me and for me.
I learned to show up and do my job to the very best of my ability. I also learned how not to do my job quickly, and then I learned how to do it much better every single time I showed up!
Next, I learned how to be fully engaged in what it is I am doing. No one wants an employee that has a mind that wonders off on every possible issue in the world. They want someone that is on time and by on time I mean 15 – 20 minutes early and excited to be there. They want someone: that has their mind on their job; can assess the duties in front of them and work through the task as quickly as humanly possible. It’s also important that they work without making errors in judgment, adding unnecessary things or leaving something out.
To Be Continued…. See Part 8