Thursday, March 18, 2010

Contribute to employer's bottom line everyday


Anita Bruzzese, Gannett, writes about how success in a job starts at the bottom—the bottom line.

Most businesses aren’t too interested in how you can do a complicated job or get along. They want to see the bucks.

Always emphasize how what you do saves or makes money.

If you are making the company money, they are less likely to see you as expendable. In her story, Bruzzese quotes Larry Myler, author of “Indispensable By Monday.”

Before you submit a proposal, Myler advises—cost it. What will it take to do it?

Always look for ways to cut costs.

Catch mistakes the company is making that is costing it money.

If you are high in the company and “cost” a lot yourself, try to find new business or generate savings.

Document your suggestions—maybe in emails.

New ideas and innovation--also a winner. If they are doable at a reasonable cost.

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