3 Basics for Keeping the Job
Congratulations! You got your dream job an amazing family. But before you start, here are some basic tips when you begin to ensure that you keep your new job:
Be Prompt- It’s pretty safe to say that being late is not going to help you make a good impression on your employer. Always plan to be about five minutes early to interviews, work, and general appointments. By being early you show your eagerness to work and perform well. In addition, it is also important to remember not to be too early. Your job will have set time parameters so coming in thirty minutes early could actually annoy your new employer. If you arrive early by accident, go get a coffee or read a little until your workday begins. Lastly, always plan for traffic and possible roadblocks. Just because your GPS says a trip will take twenty minutes, doesn’t mean it will take you twenty minutes to get there!
Be Respectful - When dealing with your client, you should always be respectful and appropriate. Wear appropriate clothing, use appropriate language and be responsible at all times. Chances are, you will be cleaning the house while the owner is not present. They are putting their trust in you to care for your home, so always be aware of your surroundings. Be respectful of their home. If you break something, take responsibility and always be honest.
Communicate - This is probably the most important tip because communication is key to any relationship, especially worker employee relationships. If you are going to be late, let your employer know. If you need a day off, let your employer know. If you have a problem, let your employer know. The channels of communication should always be open between you. Just remember that when asking for something, or listening to a request from your boss, to always be respectful and hear them out. Try to picture every situation from both points of view. Open communication and respect will help to foster a good work environment, and will not only help you keep your job, but also make it more enjoyable for all parties.
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