Source | LinkedIn : By Mareo McCracken
Some people get hired.
Some people get fired.
Most people get hired and fired.
I have been on both ends of both situations. There is a good reason for every single hire. There is even a better reason for every single fire.
Many people get fired because they are hard to work with. There are countless ways to be someone no one wants to work with. Most of them are because we think about ourselves rather than others. Signs of this include stubbornness, selfishness, my ideas are better, what’s in it for me attitude, etc. Being stubborn is not a sign of “being authentic”, it just means you are difficult to work with. Your values are only valid if you are using them to help people, not for selfish reasons.
So how do you get any job you want? And more importantly, how do you keep it?
There is one secret to getting every job. There is one secret to keeping any job.
It is crazy simple…. The secret to getting every and any job you want?
Just make sure the people with the decision making power want to work with you.
The same is true for all sales, consulting, freelance gigs, whatever… if those in power want you or your service, they will find a way to get it done.
Why would someone want to work with you though? What do you do that sets you apart from the rest. Of course you need the mental capacity. You need a baseline level of skill for the role. Once those targets are hit and are out of the way, what else can you do?
Here are the actions of people we like working with. These are the actions that will make people want to work with you. The first one is the most important. So take these, make them part of your daily actions, and people will start/keep wanting to work with you.