There are some changes due at my job and new employees will be coming on board soon, in light of this I decided to write today about accepting a job offered to you.
Can you keep up with everyone else at work? Manage to get your job duties done every day and find solutions to problems when they arise? Are you a proactive person or a reactive person?
Proactive means that you might spot a situation about to occur and you step in to correct it and make everything come out as it should. It means you have a grasp of your job/position/company well enough to know when something is about to happen, and you subsequently take the necessary steps to prevent and fix the issue.
Reactive means that you don’t see anything coming because you don’t know all the facets of your position/job/company and don’t expect when a problem comes your way, and most times you have to scramble to correct it as fast as you can, sometimes making mistakes along the way because you were in a hurry.
Being proactive takes a lot of work and discipline, it takes diligence in watching over your job and all that occurs with it, including the people you interact with that have an affect on your performance. Tolerating shoddy work is for the birds, I gotta tell you if I were an employer, I’m not sure I’d be liked very much.
Don’t take a job if you can’t do everything in that job description. Don’t expect to be able to learn your way into something completely new to you. It’s not fair to the boss, you or the other employees to have the burden of training someone 100% for their new job. That accounts I think for nervousness, when you walk into a new job knowing that you can do that job, it takes the pressure off because you know you are capable.
Gotta run because 8:00 is two minutes away and I have lots of work to do. Have a great Monday everyone!