Skills to Help You Keep and Succeed at Your Job
Getting Along with Others
To be successful at your job, you have to be a team player.  Your employer expects you to put in your individual effort but you must contribute to your team’s goal.
Below are some rules for getting along with others

  • Do not express your opinions, biases or prejudices about others while you are at work. Diversity is a priority in the workplace
  • Accept criticism as constructive. Do not become defensive or take criticism personally. Thank the person for their input. Consider changing if it is warranted. If you
  • are unsure how to handle the situation, check with your supervisor.
  • Always be friendly to everyone. Be willing to go the extra mile. This creates goodwill with employers, co-workers and customers.
  • •Notice who your boss relies on and model yourself after them.
  • Find a mentor, someone who knows the company and the job well enough to coach you or show you the ropes.
  • Realize playing politics or power games could be dangerous and backfire on you.
  • Treat everyone with courtesy and respect. Remember, as you climb the career ladder, you may meet the same people on your way up the ladder.
  • Keep your emotions under control. The job is not the place to express or show your opinions or feelings.
  • Show appreciation. Let your supervisor know you appreciate their training, support, input, feedback, etc.
  • Strive to be positively recognized. Be friendly and helpful to everyone at all levels.
  • Participate in company events e.g picnics, holiday parties etc