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How to Make Yourself Indispensable 2009-03-25 07:15:37

How-to Make Yourself Indispensable, Part II

We've already covered how important it is to volunteer for tasks that make your supervisor grind her teeth. While that part of the formula to indispensability is more about them, this part is all about you.

Whether you're new on the job or you've been in the same position for a while, begin asking more questions and opening your ears. Learning as much as possible about your industry will make you a more self-sufficient worker, boost your performance, and polish your attention to detail. Your boss will notice your enthusiastic interest in your job and your intensified knowledge about what's going on around you.

As soon as your company lifts any hiring freeze it has in effect because of the economy, take on the challenge of training someone new. The company will think highly of your willingness to contribute and the confidence in your own abilities won't go unnoticed. You may just become the go-to person for training new people, which gives you a big leg up in becoming indispensable.

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aimeeb aimeeb 6 years
Thanks!
Spectra Spectra 6 years
I love training newbies :) I can't wait until we get new people in our department so I can help train. A lot of people don't like to train because it tries your patience sometimes, but I love to teach, so I really like it.
xtinabeena xtinabeena 6 years
YAY pole vaulting picture makes me HAPPY!
ilanac13 ilanac13 6 years
i think that it's always good to kind of lay the ground work knowing that things will get better. we're on a pay/hiring freeze right now, but that doesn't mean that i'm not working really hard to show that as soon as the freeze is lifted that i deserve a raise. it's just part of what you have to do in these times.
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