By Dr. Howard Gauthier
Most of my blogs talk about how to get a job in college sports, but what about your current job? What do you need to do to be your best in the position you currently have? Below are four principles you should focus on, and be intentional about, as you seek to excel in your current job.
Core Duties – What are the tasks and duties of your job? These are the core responsibilities of your position. Anything less than doing them, and doing them well, means that you aren’t doing your job. Make sure you do your job and do it well.
Over Deliver – One of the keys to excelling in your job is for you to over deliver. Be open to taking on extra assignments. Consider volunteering for tough jobs or extra assignments.
Be Professional – You will want to be professional in your appearance and actions. Make sure you look professional in how you dress. Remember the old saying “dress for your next position.” In addition, you will want to avoid actions that could be viewed in a negative manner. Don’t be one of those persons who arrives a little late and sneaks out a little early. And by all means steer clear of office gossip.
Build Positive Relationships – People like to be around optimists. Be upbeat, positive and high energy. Focus on building positive relationships with your boss, colleagues, and staff.
These four principles will help you to be your best and be viewed in a positive light. This in turn will help you to excel in your current job.
Howard Gauthier is an Associate Professor of Athletic Administration at Idaho State University. He is a former collegiate athletic director and collegiate basketball coach. He is also an author of 9 books. Check out his book, Getting Hired In College Sports – 2nd Edition at www.sportscareersinstitute.com or his new book Execute for Success at www.ThePositiveLeader.org.
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