Job Survival Strategies

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JOB SURVIVAL
STRATEGIES FOR JOB SUCCESS

The Purpose of this Workshop:
• Improve Your “Soft Skills” • Increase Your Job Retention • Get to Know Yourself and Your Skills • Getting Ahead on the Job

QUIZ TIME!!!!!

Answer the Following Questions Using the Key Shown Here: A=Strongly Agree C=Somewhat Disagree B=Somewhat Agree D=Strongly Disagree

A B C D 1. I often spend more time trying to think of ways to get out of things than it would take me to do them. A B C D 2. Asking for help on the job is a sign of being weak. A B C D 3. I think it’s okay to take off time from work for personal reasons.

A B C D 4. I usually try to avoid doing job tasks that I dislike doing. A B C D 5. I have held a couple of jobs for less than 3 months.

Answer the Following Questions Using the Key Shown Here: A=Strongly Agree C=Somewhat Disagree B=Somewhat Agree D=Strongly Disagree

A B C D 6. If my child was sick I would not go to work. A B C D 7. I’d rather quit a job than do something I don’t think I should have to do.

A B C D 8. When someone makes me angry I get even. A B C D 9. I find it difficult to take criticism without feeling hurt. A B C D 10. I seem to be late more than I am on time for things.

Count the total number of A’s and B’s
If you have 2 or more, you could definitely benefit from taking this workshop.

Scoring:

Okay, Where Do I Start?
• First Impressions Mean a LOT!
– Dress Appropriately – Be Punctual – Adjust Your Attitude

VERY First Impressions
• All of the following are big NO NOs when trying to make a good 1st impression! – Droopy Pants! – Overabundance of tattoos, piercings, etc. – Overpowering cologne or perfume – Overall sloppy appearance

Appropriate Attire
Dress Appropriately for the Practice Good Job Have…AND Go the Grooming Extra Mile by Dressing for Keep Hair and the Job You WANT!!! Makeup Professional Use Colognes and Perfumes in Moderation Be Mindful of Mannerisms

Punctuality!!!
• Be On Time • Know Where to Report • Know Whom to Report To • Know Where to Sign In or Clock In • Know Where to Park

Attitude is Everything…
Check Your Attitude at the Door and Be Ready to Learn You May Need to Adjust Your Lifestyle What’s Okay at Home is NOT Always Okay at Work!!!!

The Most Important Thing to Remember, Whether It’s Your First Day, or Your 101st Day……

ASK QUESTIONS!!!

Understanding the Employment Relationship
What Does My Employer Expect???
• Dependability • Maturity • Reliability • Trustworthiness • Cooperation

The Employment Relationship
Seeing the Employer’s Side of Things
• Important for job success • Makes you a valuable employee • Allows room for advancement

DEPENDABILITY
• Attendance is Necessary—
No Work, No Pay!

• Call Off Only When Necessary • Arrive on Time!

DID YOU KNOW????
If you arrive 5 minutes late and leave 5 minutes early every day, you have STOLEN 30 hours of work time from your employer over the course of the year???

Getting to Work on Time
A reliable alarm clock Reliable transportation Get up early & allow for the unexpected Plan for special conditions Notify your supervisor if you are delayed

QUIZ TIME!!!!!

There are good and bad reasons to be absent from work. Review the following list and decide which are adequate reasons for missing work. I have a headache and don’t feel like coming in. My child is ill, and I must stay home with him/her. My car isn’t working, and I don’t have a ride. I have bronchitis. I had an car accident on the way to work. There’s been a death in my family. I have to baby-sit my sister’s children I had a fight with my spouse and I’m too angry to work.

There are good and bad reasons to be absent from work. Review the following list and decide which are adequate reasons for missing work. I have a meeting with my lawyer. I sprained my ankle and must keep it raised. I ran out of gas. I need to get a new pair of glasses today. My house was robbed last night. I have to visit my sick...
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