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Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

If you have just entered into a new line of work and don’t posses proper skill experience, don’t worry. Many people feel this way when starting a new job, but there are several ways to impress others, build your skill-set, and gain some significant work experience.

Serve Others. What do people love more than a perfect employee? One who makes their life easier, and in work there are plenty of opportunities to help out. Look for ways to brighten someone’s day by helping someone every day. I once worked in an office with a guy who would ask all his teammates every day what he could do to make them happy. This attitude is infectious and really makes for a positive work environment. Start the trend in your workplace and become everyone’s favorite person. Read this article to learn more about the importance of good service.

The Importance of Being Earnest. So you aren’t flawless. That is no excuse to be down on yourself. Work hard and do what you can to the best of your ability while always seeking to improve the situation. Ask questions when needed, but always attempt to learn more and figure stuff out on your own. This will show others that even though you may not know everything now, you’re still a valuable asset to the company.

See the Silver Lining. There are always reasons to complain in both work and in life, but those who make the active choice to be positive about each situation they face will live better, have more energy and stay motivated. It’s a simple lifestyle change that will revolutionize your perspective. If you expect and believe that good things will happen, you’ll do well.

Look for opportunities within your community. Go look for some courses related to your profession, which are being offered in your community. Public libraries and community colleges serve as excellent resources for learning new skill. This is because they usually offer amateurs low-budget programs through which you can acquire the basic skills needed for IT jobs, accounting or business related jobs etc. Some fields require advanced certificates like a bachelor’s degree and such. In such cases you can take up part-time bachelor’s courses at a university, which will allow you to schedule your classes around your work timings.

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