Employers are always looking to reward employee who add more value. They are not just looking at those who add value but those who are adding more value. That means, every one of your colleague is valuable to the company but one or two of them are more valuable.
Are you one of them?
Being a more valuable employee calls for more than what is expected from you. Your employment contract states what is expected of you, but to be valuable you have to do more than those expectation. Don’t play in the level of the obvious but at the level of the extraordinary.
That will be determined by your output. Your output will be determined by your plan. What is your plan to achieve what is expected from you? You have the qualification and experience, but do you have a plan? You can never give more than what is expected of you if you cannot achieve what is expected of you. You’ve first to prove your abilities before you can show your super powers.
Valuable employees are always organized. They can track their progress. They never miss deadlines and if they happen to miss, they’ve valid reasons for doing so. Excuses are never part of their vocabularies. When they mess up, they own up and accept the consequences of their actions. Even before they mess up, they always seek assistance and consult. That means they’re team players. They never fly solo but know their success is also determined by those around them. They help others grow with them and never participate in office politics and gossips to ruin others. They don’t work to be rewarded but rewards just follow.
If you want to be rewarded, give your best and give even more.
Australia is a fantastic country to start a business, but what about immigrating to Australia in the first place. I’ve got so many friends and family looking for ways to get to Australia and to start a new life there. The most common question they ask is ‘is it easy getting into Australia in 2015?’ It used to be but things have probably changed. If you meet the criteria, based on a points system, you can live and work in Australia.
Other people I know have found a job first and then started the process from there. The process in long, so you may as well put a year or so aside to wait out the process. And of course, there are those costs involved, even if you aren’t successful. I believe that it is best to hire the services of a migration lawyer who has all that knowledge about the admin involved. I certainly wouldn’t attempt tacking the reams of paperwork by yourself – those police certificate, medical tests, skills assessment etc. A lot depends on age too. There is the working holiday visa which allows part-time work, but its advantage is that is works towards work experience when you want to apply for permanency later on maybe
Even now after moving so many times, it gives me jitters. It is one of the most emotionally distressing things to do. Leaving behind the place you have lived in so many years is emotional.
It is a stressful exercise, as we tend to think of the neighborhood as a part of us. We as human beings do not like change and moving brings lots of change. But we need to get over it and some tips can help you overcome the stress of moving.
Here is how you can deal with stress of moving and make it less stressful.
- Take care of time – Never rush into it. At least take some time before you move. Make major decisions like movers. Do not procrastinate all for last minute.
- Plan and Organize – List out all the tasks you need to complete. Allocate time for each task, and take a weekly check. It will help you remove the stress.
- Remove unwanted things – Categorize things you do not want to take along. You can sell them off in garage sales or store them if you cannot decide.
- Meet friends and say goodbye – Take time off to meet all your friends and say goodbye. You can invite all friends for a party. Also visit all favorite spots and allow yourself to enjoy the moment.
- Be prepared for the hollow feeling – However hard you try the hollow feeling will creep in. Just allow yourself to accept that.