When you interview with another company, one of the things that the hiring manager is attempting to ascertain is how much value you might bring to the company.
At the same time, you’re trying to figure out how valuable it would be for you and your career to work for this particular organization. It seems as though everything in the world of employment comes down to value.
With that in mind, wouldn’t it make sense for you to continually strive to increase the value that you provide for your current employer as long as you are there? After all, not only would that improve your current situation, but it would also position you for greater career growth, development, and satisfaction.
Sounds great, but how exactly can you increase your value? Below are five strategies for doing just that:
Sounds crazy, right? But it absolutely makes sense. When it comes to providing value, why would you want to guess? You might guess wrong and waste your time. Every situation is different. Ask your supervisor how you can provide more value.
Certifications indicate first that you have the drive and the desire to improve yourself, and second, they indicate that you have acquired certain skills. If there’s one thing that employers value in their employees, it’s the acquisition of more skills.
The bottom line for organizations of all sizes and types is results—achieving them, attaining them, reaching them, however you want to put it. Employees who are known as people who consistently get results are considered to be the most valuable employees.
#4—Take on more responsibility.
Yes, this is a tricky one. Your work-life balance is obviously important to you, so you want to be selective about what additional responsibility you assume. However, if you’re always on the lookout for ways to add modicums of responsibility, opportunities will present themselves.
#5—Network, network, network.
This is a bonus strategy, because not only will your networking efforts help your employer, but they will also help your career. Companies need employees who have connections within the industry, and the more genuine connections you form, the more valuable you will become.
How much value do you believe you provide to your employer? How much more could you provide? What would that do for your career?
If you have plans to grow your career and seek new and exciting opportunities, then you should be doing the things on the list above. Engaging and aligning yourself with an experienced recruiting firm in your niche can also help you in your quest for greater career advancement and satisfaction.
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