Congratulations! You found a job! If you have a job that you like and want to keep, then you’ll probably want to know about the things you can do to help you keep it. If you have had trouble keeping jobs in the past, you are not alone.
What can I do to keep my job?
Develop your interpersonal skills. Try to work well with others and maintain a good relationship with your boss and co-workers. Be patient with yourself and take the time to fully understand the tasks associated with your new job. Here are some other tips on how to keep a job:
- Be on time
- Ask questions if you don’t understand
- Show initiative
- Learn from mistakes and constructive criticism
- Call if you are sick or make arrangements in advance if you need to miss work
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What can I do if I can’t keep a job?
If you’ve had or are having trouble keeping a job, you can make an appointment with an employment counsellor. They can help you can learn more about your interests and goals. Job Connect might also be able to help you. It is a government program that helps you if you're having trouble finding or keeping a job.
If you regularly have problems keeping jobs, look at the kind of jobs you are doing. Are they similar? Is there something about them that doesn’t suit you? Talk to an employment counsellor about the types of jobs that may be better for you.
You can also try making things easier for yourself so you’re not so stressed out. Getting rid of stressors can sometimes make it easier to keep a job. You can:
- Try and get enough sleep
- Pack a lunch or make sure to get one
- Clean and prepare your clothes in advance.