Work Tips

What to do in probation period?
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-focus on the work
-give your best and always work hard
-try to solve issues efficiently
-always document each and every log
-avoid compromising other tasks
-don’t be involve in office politics (do only if it’s necessary)
-monitor the employee’s honesty, reliability and interactions with co-workers, supervisors and customers
-work like you already have the job
-master the job requirements
-be willing to work overtime to put in some extra practice time
-show flexibility and work in solitary or group duties
-know the company: products, services, policies, dress codes, work schedules and any important rules of office life. Show enthusiasm and interest
-get along with the boss: stay sincere and respectful and dont come off as blatant brownnoser.
-always offer greetings and undivided attention and listen carefully to instruction and details
-bond with cowokers: be friendly, supportive and receptive. Stay friendly and courteous. If a coworker calls upon you for assistance, be supportive. If you make a mistake or need assistance of your own, be receptive to criticism and value the input of the people around you.
-don’t give them a reason to fire you: do not show up late, take extended breaks, being a nuisance, dont take sick leaves.
-Don’t let them down, and don’t let yourself down by being afraid to succeed.

career-ending mistakes
-Sleep in work hour and always absent
-Assume success and be very arrogance
-Stop paying attention to details
-Forgetting their own strengths and weakness
-Banish people from their inner circle who have a different opinion
-Forget that they catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. Make allies and supporters
-They decide to move out of their area of expertise
-They don’t build bridges with all the senior people who will have a say in their fate.
-They take needless risks in their personal lives and they succumb to addiction

professional habits to adopt
-create and follow daily tasks lists
-show up 10 minutes early and not taking extended breaks
-read an industry article about your work field
-keep your desktop organized as well as your computer’s desktop
-organize your e-mail daily
-organize address book and contacts

build your professional persona
-act out the role of a person who does your job
-people will perceive you as a product of your appearance, presentation, attitude and communication skills as it is your performance
-by building your professional persona, you give others a reason to believe in you and to have confidence in your abilities so that they’ll be more willing to go to you with new opportunities.
-clean up your e-persona, digital footprints, and dont let your cyberspace persona hurt you and instead make it work for you.
-pay your dues and dont be the presumptuous young guy instead respect the traditions of the company and show both willingess and gratitude for every opportunity regardless of how small or trivial some of them may seem.
-have an elevator pitch prepared
-rub the right shoulders. Be mindful of who you spend time with at work and who you’re around when great things happen.
-Make yourself available. Always be approachable to people regardless of yout initial perception of them. Look at them in the eye, shake hands, greet them and smile. This will make you an agreeable and accesible person which will become an advantage.
-keep personal info personal so you will become someone who is both trustworthy and discerning. dont share wild weekends of sex, booze, screwed up family, crazy girlfriend because you will be perceived as someone without discretion and cant be trusted with important company information.
-dress your ideas in strong terms. People will develop faith in you if you’re willing and able to dress your ideas and your input in positive, self-assured language. Doing so projects confidence, and you appear to others as someone who isn’t afraid to assert themselves even at the risk of being wrong. Thus, strive to eliminate the kinds of qualifiers from your language that sink anything you say before you even say it, such as “this is probably a dumb idea, but…” or “I doubt this will work, but…” Instead, say “why don’t we…” or “one idea is to…”

Habits Bosses love
-you show accountability. Deliver on or before deadlines and produce results to avoid drawing negative attention to yourself. Take responsibility for your failures as much as you would for your success and never make up excuses instead do what needs to be done.
-you’re prepared. Whether it’s a meeting or submitting a report and stay up to date with your industry,position, and company. this shows dedication, self-motivation and confidence.
-you work smart. be efficient and learn how to maximize your time.
-you stay current with the technologies, news, and skill sets related to your job and company. It shows that you’re motivated, intelligent, interested and self-confident.
-you make them look good

Habits Bosses hate
-you don’t show initiative. Don’t wait to be told what to do, particularly during downtime. This shows you are unmotivated.
-you show too much initiative. Be careful not to overdo tasks and assignments; it’s generally unnecessary. You end up disrespecting the office hierarchy.
-you make excuses. This is one of the most annoying habits bosses hate. If you give him an excuse, it means that you overlooked some responsibility and are now offering a defense on your own behalf for that oversight. Address your mistake by acknowledging it and by taking steps to correct it.
-you complain. bosses has no interest in hearing them.
-you ask too many questions. Naturally, it’s not a bad thing to ask questions, especially when you’re trying to clarify tasks before taking them on. In fact, asking questions should be encouraged. Asking too many questions, especially too many stupid questions, is among the habits bosses hate and can quickly become aggravating. they show that you are inefficient, low intelligent and cant be trusted with an important job. Boss value employees who are resourceful enough to figure some things out on their own.

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