Be Loyal

Showing a strong commitment to your job is something many feel has lost its importance over the years. In this day and age where having more than one profession is the norm it is hard to find the loyalty trait in employees. This has made it more valuable than ever. If you really want to succeed at your job try being positive, trustworthy and loyal.

Be Positive

Having a positive attitude will help your aptitude to be discovered. People only trust people they like. This applies to your co-workers. Make sure to listen, show empathy, show some humility and throw in a couple of laughs.

It is important that your attitude not only be tolerable but attractive and likeable too. If people want to work with you it will generally improve the work that they do. Your employer will also see that you are able to motivate your fellow employees into doing their jobs. These are the employees that generally drag their feet and take longer than necessary on tasks. You will also attract some supporters which will help you in the long run. Building up trusted networks never hurts.

4 colleagues smiling in meeting

Be Trustworthy

Building trust is about being diplomatic with people, being good at conflict resolution, showing the right credentials, having strong communication skills and knowing how to build rapport. It isn’t something you have by being likeable – you have to work at it. This is not only true with your employer but your fellow employees as well. When your boss tells you that they are NOT worried with your performance then this can be seen as a sign of trust. Building trust today is a very important skill. Your first step towards being trustworthy can be to stop partaking in the company gossip. This has brought down many an employee before and will bring down many in the future. The sooner you stop concerning yourself with what others are getting away with the sooner you can focus on your career and building positive relationships with your fellow employees.

Be Devoted

Being devoted to your company really pays off in the long run. Sure, you can take the competitor’s offer, but there is not the love there. There aren’t those years it took for you to get where you are in your present job. No one likes fickleness. No one sees integrity in someone who runs from here and there, running to the hand that holds the most money. If you’re not making the money you want know you will most likely get it eventually if you are doing good enough work that others outside your company have taken notice. So, make sure to hold yourself accountable and responsible. This will help your integrity to grow so that others will notice. To begin to show that you are devoted start doing those extra jobs your boss needs to get done. You can stay late every once in a while not just because you have to but because you want to.