How To: Make the Most of Your Job
When you have been working somewhere for an extended amount of time, it is common it get lost in the cycle of doing the same tasks over and over again. To make the most of your job, and to make sure you don’t get too bored, do all you can to continue to show your worth as a leader.
Use your voice
If you have a great idea that could help yourself and/others, make it heard. Talk to your managers, supervisors, or whoever is in the upper food chain to share your thoughts. Don’t think that your opinions don’t matter, because they do.
Don’t be a doormat employee. That means, don’t let people use you or run over you. Imagine you have a full plate and a manager or colleague asks you to do something else as a favor. It is okay to say no. Don’t let people take advantage of your kindness, because the quality of your work could be less than what it usually is if you are stressed and trying to meet your own deadlines plus extra tasks. Healthy boundaries are a good thing!
But still be helpful
A new employee comes in and doesn’t know the ends and outs of their day-to-day routine yet. Use your experiences and knowledge to help them have a smooth transition into their new job. This will show your leadership skills and most likely impress your boss!