Thursday, March 16, 2017
If you’re currently in the first few weeks of a new job, or it has been a while since your last performance review, it might be hard to figure out if you’ve actually been doing a good job at work.
Of course, the obvious thing to do here would be to ask your supervisor, but if that isn’t a possibility or you’re worried about what you might hear – you can conduct a little self-audit of your performance to see if you are indeed excelling at you job.
Do you look forward to the workday?
If you actually like your job, it’s probably a sign you’re good at it. If you hate going in, you’re probably not doing your best work, whether it’s because your work is too easy or too difficult.
Does your day fly by?
The workday can pass slowly when you’re bored or not being very productive. If you’re so entrenched in your work the day flies by, you are most likely doing a decent job. Being consumed by your work reveals dedication and interest, which are qualities shared by individuals who are good at their jobs.
When you realize you’re getting fully engrossed in your job, celebrate. You’re doing work you enjoy and you’re being productive.
Do mistakes bog you down?
We’re all bound to make mistakes now and again. If those mistakes haunt you, it could be a sign you aren’t doing a great job and you are worried too many missteps could get you fired. If, on the other hand, you are able to shrug off mistakes soon after you make them, it’s a sign you’re getting better at fixing missteps or you’re not worried about your status because you’ve got the confidence of those around you.
Are you always helping others?
Going above and beyond is a major sign you’re excelling at your job and one way of putting more effort is by help out those around you.
You’re great at your work when you’re in command of, and conscious of, what’s taking place around you. If you’re never able to pitch in, even with a suggestion or some feedback, you may not be contributing as much as you could. But if you always help out and point people in the right direction, you’re good at your job.
Are you always a step ahead of your boss?
If your supervisor asks you to do tasks and you’ve already completed them, having had the foresight to work ahead; then you’re good at your job. If your boss always has to specify every small little detail to you, or you’re always behind, you may not be one of their top performers.
Are you looking for a career you ca excel at?
At Software Management Consultants, we’re always communicating with our clients and our consultants to make sure everyone is on the same page with respect to performance assessment. If you’re looking to work for a talent acquisition company that doesn’t keep its consultants in the dark, please contact our team today.