The Courier-Mail

How to be in­dis­pens­able

- Business · Career

PAY RISE NOT ON THE CARDS FOR A WHILE? HERE’S WHAT TO DO IN THE MEAN­TIME

BE A SELF-STARTER

“I would love my team to call me and go ‘what is it you need from me?’. Bosses want self-starters who are find­ing ways to get through this.”

LEARN NEW SKILLS

“Be pre­pared to do way be­yond your job de­scrip­tion, whether that means learn­ing new skills or do­ing more of what the busi­ness needs to hap­pen. For ex­am­ple, my team are do­ing more sales than they nor­mally do and I’m so proud of them be­cause that is mak­ing them more rounded, em­ploy­able con­sul­tants.”

BE UN­DER­STAND­ING

“The pri­or­ity right now for most em­ploy­ers is to keep ev­ery­body alive and well and pay­ing their bills. When we are back into the good times, then is the time to look at pay rises.”

Source: Tau­rus Mar­ket­ing founder and chief ex­ec­u­tive and em­ployer of 15 peo­ple, Sharon Wil­liams

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