How To Keep Your Job

How can I keep my job? This question seems to run through the thoughts of all workers.  As the number of unemployed grows, the danger of keeping one's job or not can pre-occupy us.  Remember that skillful workers are often valued. But what are these skills? The ability of communicating well and working harmoniously with others are important. But that’s not the only thing to consider.  Here are a few of the things that you need to keep your job.

Step 1

Communicate effectively. The work of an effective communicator begins even before he opens his mouth. As a good communicator, you need to be quick in listening and slow in speaking. Thus this means that you need to think first before opening your lips. Besides, as Proverbs 18:13 says, when anyone replying to a matter before he hears it, that is foolishness on his part and a humiliation.

Listening to your employer and your workmates means a better working relationship with them, preventing misunderstandings and can keep you from making foolish mistakes. When you speak, the way you do so is also important. Speaking clearly with a sufficient volume will result in better understanding and added respect from your listener. Surprisingly, numerous people lose their jobs, not because of lack of technical skills, but because they lack the ability to communicate well.

Step 2

Work well with others. Obviously, you will be spending a lot of time at work with your employer and workmates and will no doubt get to know them quite well. And with this, you might be tempted to gossip about them (making their mistakes and shortcomings the main topic).  Remember, make it your aim to live quietly and to mind your own business.  By doing this, you certainly avoid being named as “a busybody in other people’s matters” or “gossiper” and will avoid wasting time and causing needless friction with your workmates. If you gain a reputation as a hard worker, then you are more likely to keep your job.  

Step 3

Be honest. Oftentimes, honesty and integrity are the main qualities that impress employers.  And what does being honest include? Being honest means that you shouldn’t steal money or material things from your employer, and you shouldn’t steal time. A study conducted by one employment agency says that  time theft amounted to an average of 4 hours and 15 minutes per employee each week. But how will you know if you’ve committed such offenses? Being habitually late, leaving work early, and socializing with other employees while at work is how time theft usually occurs.

Step 4

Be realistic. Let’s admit it, with the current political and social instability and upheaval that can result in economic uncertainty, our current job is still at great risk despite following all of the tips given.  Being realistic doesn’t mean that we will be negative; it only means that we should savor each moment spent at work and strive hard to surpass any challenge that may come our way.

Always remember, nothing lasts forever. If you lose the job, try again or maybe bring yourself into another level like starting your own business or something--the important thing is that you love what you’re doing and are contented.  Enjoy the time spent at work; do your best to excel and to develop good aura and rapport with your co-workers.  I hope that with the help of these tips, you will be able to keep the job that you have now. Have a nice day!


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Time theft indeed is often overlooked. Thanks for the reminder.

By Anonymous