Working in health care is unlike working in any other profession. At Medely, We know your job is stressful and chaotic — but it’s also challenging and rewarding. Some days, you may feel like you’re making no headway in your career, even though you love it. If today is one of those days, here are a few ways to make yourself indispensable at work.
Be the Best You Can Be
You obviously put a lot of effort into your career. You went to school and earned the credentials, and now you’re showing up each day ready to work. While that may be enough to get by at work, you’ll need to kick it up a notch if you really want to stand out. Focus on doing your job to the best of your abilities, and people are sure to notice.
Look for Opportunities and Be Proactive
It’s not enough to simply show up and do your work each day. When you’ve completed your own tasks and have some idle time, look for opportunities to help others. Better yet, always say “yes” when coworkers or superiors ask for assistance. Otherwise, you may miss a great opportunity to showcase your skills or build connections.
Speaking of connections: You should always get to know the main players at your job. These include your bosses and higher management as well as other employees who really seem to shine. This may be a bit difficult if you’re not naturally outgoing, but you won’t ever be noticed if you work quietly and then leave. Friendliness and networking go a long way in any profession, and health care is no different.
Do the Extra Effort
Everyone notices the employees who arrive early and leave late. That should be you! Of course, you shouldn’t sacrifice your home life, but if you can arrive a few minutes early for each shift and offer to stay late when the need arises, people will see you as a dependable team player.
Overall, your main goal is to stand out at work. By making yourself visible and valuable, your co-workers and managers will soon see you as an indispensable employee they simply can’t do without. When it’s time to ask for a raise or promotion, you’ll have the advantage.
At Medely, we love to find great opportunities for the best health care professionals. If that sounds like you, apply today!