When you think about it, those who make things happen in life are both sought after and paid more richly. Some people, by their very involvement, make ‘the world go faster.’
Simply put, they just seem to make things happen.
There is an old expression about the three types of people in the world:
If you were the hiring manager
As with all things, it comes from your intention to be an over-achiever, to break-out from the crowd, and to be or become one who ‘delivers.’
Don’t forget the little things, because they add up to create a big impact.
At the core of getting things done is communication. Being productive is not enough. We all work with others. It is amazing to me how poorly many communicate.
NOTE: If any of the following sounds like your current behavior patterns, no-problem. Most people your age need to step up their skills. What I am trying to do is point out a way for you to elevate your game and take a further step in your journey to be exceptional. The fact that you are reading this, and forwarding it to others, says you have what it takes.
Here are some scenarios where you can literally make things around you go faster:
All too soon, you will be in the workforce and your habits will affect your performance. Communications and collaboration skills make a big difference.
This week, become cognoscente of communication by others to you. Do you see ways is could be more efficient? If so, let that be a lesson to self.
As you migrate from campus to career, you need to elevate your A-Game on many dimensions. It is best to change/enhance them now, because to think when you get hired into the workforce that miraculously you will perform and communicate at a higher more professional level is folly. Remember at that point, most of the people you will be working with have many years of professional experience and few are fresh out of school. Habits need time to develop in order to become your new normal. Start now.
If most of your peers are not communicating like this, well then, it sounds like it is easy to stand out… Isn’t that great!
The bottom line: People who have a reputation of getting things done and are easy to work with are very sought after (Read: The Brand You Want to Convey vs. The Brand That You Portray). Communication skills are key. Enhance yours today.