How to let your employer know you’re in it for the long haul

How to let your employer know you’re in it for the long haul

None of these skills will appear in a job description, but they can help make you one of the most indispensable people in the office, no matter the industry, and prove to your boss that you’re here to stay.

Over-communicate: It’s essential to proactively communicate with your boss and your team. Keeping them informed about your progress and what’s going on will let them know that you’re responsible and accountable.

Share your perspective: Don’t be afraid to bring new or unusual ideas to the table, and don’t let creativity intimidate you. Speak up in meetings, ask questions and request regular feedback from your employer and your peers. Avoid comparing yourself to others in the office and focus on what you can bring to the table.

Be willing to learn: Jobs and positions are always changing, no matter the industry. Don’t be resistant to learn new things and don’t act like you already know everything; it’s imperative to keep your skills sharp, so don’t refuse any lessons or refreshers. You should help foster a culture that embraces learning.

Embrace company culture: Let your employer know that you’re passionate about your organization and its mission. Take the time to understand the culture, as well as ideals that are important to the company. Value and take pride in the work you do, whether that be through planning or attending company events, leading by example or asking questions and sharing ideas with others.

Don’t be afraid of failure: Let your team and employer know that you’re willing to step up and be held accountable. Don’t shy away from failure or missteps, but instead own up to your mistakes and turn them into learning experiences.