You deserve a job you love, so in the spirit of Valentine’s Day we’ve put together our six tips on how to get the most out of your time at work.
6 WAYS TO LOVE YOUR JOB
Set your goals
Setting some achievable work goals can help improve your work performance and job satisfaction both in the short and long-term. Following the SMART goal rule will help you focus on what is important. Try to establish goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Trackable. This way you’ll know exactly what to prioritise so that you can use your time effectively.
Be clear about your role
You need to know exactly what’s expected of you in your job. Make sure that you clarify anything that you’re not sure about so that you can meet all expectations. Set yourself up for success by creating a to-do list to help you plan your day. It’s also important to remember to focus on the task at hand.
Workplace rules are there for a reason. They not only keep you safe and fairly treated in your job but help maintain a positive work environment. Familiarise yourself with all necessary HR policies and procedures. Follow your company code of conduct and make sure you adhere to safe work practices at all times. You’ll also be more productive in the long run if you remember to take your breaks throughout your workday.
Have a positive attitude
Work can be demanding and there’s nothing more uplifting than being around people who ooze positivity. Look for ways to play your part in creating a positive environment within your team. Contribute ideas, trust your colleagues, leverage your personal strengths, avoid gossip and stay optimistic in your conversations with others.
Make the most of opportunities
Most of us spend around a third of each day at work so try to make the most of every opportunity that comes your way. Sign-up for any training opportunities. Keep up-to-date with latest news and policies. Take part in company events and check out your company’s staff incentive schemes.
Build a supportive network
Surrounding yourself with like-minded people can help you stay inspired even when the going gets tough. Find a mentor, build a support network of people you can trust to give you the right advice (inside and outside the workplace). Value the groups you’re a part of including social and community groups, sporting teams and online networks via social channels such as Facebook or LinkedIn.
Finally, be kind to yourself and try to leave your work at work the moment you head for home. It’s important to make time for yourself, your family and friends as you’ll love your job all the more if you achieve some work/life balance.
If you’re keen to discuss your next career move and find a job you love, speak to the experienced team at Labourpower today!