The quality of your job performance can impact promotional opportunities and affect whether you are able to keep your job if a company has to lay off staff members. You do not want to just do the minimum level of work that is assigned to you. While doing the bare minimum necessary to get by usually means you won’t get fired, this approach is not going to help you advance your career.

Instead of merely meeting employer expectations, your goal should be to exceed them. Take advantage of opportunities to improve your skills, learn new things and demonstrate how valuable you are to your organization.

Some of the key reasons you should go above and beyond at work include:

  • You can increase the chances of being promoted. When companies look to promote, they often want to find a candidate from within the organization. Employers are going to be looking for workers who have gone the extra mile and who have exceeded expectations. If you have shown your willingness to be a team player and have had professional successes, you are far more likely to be one of the top candidates considered for promotion.
  • You can protect your job. Companies sometimes go through difficult times during economic downturns. They also restructure. If you have done only the minimum necessary to not get fired, your boss is likely not going to care if you stay around after a reorganization. If, on the other hand, you’ve demonstrated you are an invaluable member of the team and have become indispensable to your boss, your job is much more likely to be secure. 
  • You can enhance your resume. If you take advantage of opportunities to learn new skills and expand your workplace responsibilities, you can enhance your resume. This will make it much easier for you to find work if you decide to move on to new career opportunities.

It is a lot easier to go beyond the minimum requirements and excel in your job performance if you love what you do for a living. Let SmartTalent help you to find a dream job in Kirkland, Fife, Renton, Lacey, Lynnwood, Everett and surrounding areas. Call our WA staffing service today to find out more about how a skilled recruiter can help you to land work you will be impressive at doing.