I have to be honest … I am pretty confident that nobody out there cares what I have to say about being an exceptional employee. I’m not an expert, I’m nobody in the grand scheme of things. It was a combination of things that made me decide to do this.
First, I took a webinar that I found on Facebook a few weeks ago. It was about Positive Parenting. I’m a single mom of two kids, and I can use all the help I can get! The webinar was pretty interesting, but my real take away was this gnawing idea that “I could do something like this”. But lets get real – what do I really know enough about to do a webinar? And then it occurred to me, that I know a lot about being a great employee.
Every job I’ve had, I’ve gotten that feedback. The job I’m currently at has afforded me many opportunities to hone my skills and really perfect my approach. Not only that, but I realized that I’m viewed as something of a mentor to a lot of my co-workers. I find myself giving advice all the time these days. So maybe I do have something to share after all …
This blog is not designed for people who are deep into their careers. Its for people who are just starting out and are trying to find a way to shine. The goal for the majority of us I think, is to move up from a junior level position and take on more responsibility. The only way to get there is to stand out, to be exceptional. Let’s face it that’s not always easy. There’s a lot of competition out there!
I’ve spent some time formalizing my approach over the last few weeks, and I’m ready to share it. I would also like to offer myself as someone you can bring your questions to and I’ll help you work through whatever scenario you may be dealing with.
I’m excited to see where this goes, but even if it goes nowhere at least now I have my work philosophy documented for my kids!
Thanks for your support!