How to keep a job?
March 25, 2007 11:11pm CST
"Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness." -Thomas Carlyle Do you agree with those words of the 19th-century British historian and author? Most of us would. A recent poll found that, of many teenagers surveyed, 84% rank steady work as a major life goal. Yet it is becoming more difficult for youths to find and keep jobs. In tough economic times the working world says: "Last hired, first fired." So during an economic downturn, you may be able to hold onto your job if you (1) Have a willing attitude, (2)Get along with co-workers, (3) Avoid gossip, (4) Be on time, (5) Be honest. What an Employer Looks for in Employees - punctuality and regularity - giving notice if expecting to be late or absent - compliance with company rules - honesty and dependability - amount of work compared with others - quality of work compared with others - respect for supervisor and co-workers - regard for company equipmetn - taking initiative - following directions - not a complainer if you have a job, be thankful. work hard to keep it!
26 Mar 07
Try thinking about the type of career you want to have once you graduate from college. Imagine it in detail - what will your office look like? What will you wear to work? What will your colleagues do? Plan your future and then work to make it a reality. I might also suggest that since you're in college you look for an internship job in your major field instead of doing assembly work. I did a brief stint as an assembler once, and you are right, a smart and dynamic person can lose their mind!