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Si no haces esto es posible que te despidan

Cuando tu jefe revise tu trabajo, lo típico es que sugiera que mejores ciertos aspectos y que corrijas algunos errores.

Realmente los errores son peligrosos para tu carrera. Hay dos tipos de errores.

Primero, hay unos que son inofensivos, y se dan cuando tu equivocación es algo que pudo haber hecho cualquiera. Por ejemplo, si eres nuevo en el trabajo y apenas estás aprendiendo. Hay muchas formas aceptables de meter la pata.

El segundo tipo de error puede acabar con tu carrera. Si tu jefe detecta en tu trabajo errores que fácilmente pudiste evitar, tendrás suerte si no te despide y definitivamente no conseguirás un ascenso si los repites con frecuencia.

¿Cuál es un error fácil de evitar? Es un error que –

  • pudiste haber detectado al revisar tu trabajo
  • has sido capacitado para evitarlo y tener cuidado con eso
  • se debe a la premura, la falta de atención o un descuido

Cuando cometes errores que fácilmente pudiste haber evitado, le estás diciendo a tu jefe que necesitas que te cuiden. Confía en esto que te digo, ¡él no quiere cuidarte! Si en verdad quieres un ascenso, demuéstrale a tu jefe lo contrario, que tú estás listo para cuidar a otros.

Demuéstrale a tu jefe que no necesitas que te cuide revisando bien tu trabajo antes de entregarlo:

  • Revisa tus escritos leyéndolos al revés y en voz alta – y detectarás muchos errores más, si no es que todos.
  • Pídele a un compañero o a un amigo que revise tu trabajo. A veces te involucras tanto en tu proyecto y lo conoces tanto que no puedes percibirlo con la distancia que tienen los demás.
  • Ponlo a prueba en el mundo real. Lleva la práctica todo el proceso de principio a fin sin saltarte un solo paso ni asumir nada.

Si formas el hábito de revisar tu trabajo harás que tu jefe te tenga confianza y eventualmente te dará un ascenso.

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Eric Shannon

4 comments

  • Part of growing as
    a professional is learning from our mistakes. Even though we are not perfect,
    one must stride to complete every task as efficient and error free as possible.
    As the article mention, simple mistakes that are constantly repeated could cost
    you to lose your job. I agree with the article that double checking your work
    is a simple way to try to avoid repeating simple mistakes.

    However, there are
    also other ways to do this. Another way to avoid repeating these simple
    mistakes is learning from them. When you take the time to analyze what caused
    the mistake, how it could be avoided in the future and develop a plan, it can
    prevent you from repeating the same mistakes. This would not only help you keep
    your job, but also help you grow as a professional.

  •     In every field not only in the professional field it is necessary pay attention to our mistakes, not only for fear of being fired, most important is to do the job as iou were the manager. You are the person who is in charge to do the work and therefore you are responsible for the consequences. In each work, college work or a task is always necessary to review the final work, making a small review can sometimes save a lot problems.

        Many times personally the hurry makes you not stop and check the final product. Initially I spent many times until I learned how to observe what was done and seek improvement even so the final product is well done. So you will not only be recognized. You will be proud of not making mistakes.

  • I completely agree with this article: revising your work is essential in any and every job. Revising not only captures mistakes but makes room for improvement. Revising work demonstrates responsibility and maturity because one acknowledges that their work could be better. Furthermore, it really shows when one disregards revising their work, and when that is obvious, it is embarrassing because it demonstrate laziness, irresponsibility, and incompetence. The professional world is efficient, strict, and merciless; one must take at least a minute to review their work prior to turning it in, otherwise it cost one their job.

    Fortunately, I have not lost a job due to my lack of revision. However, in the past I have written essays and messages in a rush and it reflected in my writting (many typos). It was embarrassing to me because I did not want to give an impression of illiteracy to the person on the receiving end. I’d catch these mistakes after the message had been sent or after I received my paper after grading. After a couple of times, I had learned my lesson (as a college student there was no excuse) and now I revise everything, from essays to text messages.

  • “The main
    thing I try to do is write as clearly as I can. I rewrite a good deal to make
    it clear.” (E.B. White, The New York Times, August 3, 1942).
    Nobody writes perfectly. Perhaps some do, but eventually one’s coordination
    will give out to a slip-of-finger and an error will be left.

    So, what is
    the whole point of a report, an essay or a piece of work? Let’s break it down
    to some of the basics. Writing is a
    means by which information is communicated from one to another. If there are
    errors or typos, it pretty much gives off a few discrete messages; and they
    are:

    -The writer
    does not really care about the information given.

    -The writer
    has not put sufficient time into the task.

    -The goal
    of ones’ work is not really important to them.

    -The writer
    does not value the reader’s time.

    -The
    interpretation of the work is not on the writer’s most-important-things list.

    -The writer
    does not mind if the reader is misled.

    Revision
    and correction go along with the virtue of patience, and for me, the acquisition
    of the two has been a long process. When I was five I was diagnosed with
    attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. I was always the one in math class
    with wrong answers to the equations all because of a misplaced negative sign or
    a missing decimal point. That was tough. No matter how sure one is of their
    work, be it a masterpiece or a simple comment, it is essential to double-check.

    I mentioned
    the slip-of-finger above; let me share why it is so important to stay on the
    ball when it comes to this mishap. This goes back to last year, to my most
    embarrassing downfall. It was when I had to turn in a paper for my Physical
    Anthropology class. I admit it, I made that mistake; I did not double check. I
    was talking about a cultural group in Africa, and
    I wrote “grout.” My teacher responded in red, exclamation points and all, “Are
    you filling in tiles!?” It was a sloppy essay, and I felt as if I had made the
    biggest offense to my teacher, as if I told her “I don’t care what you are here
    for.” That essay is what led me to getting a B in the class, ruining my 4.0 for
    the semester.

    Having been
    a student and a teacher, I feel that I know the two faces of an error (the
    making of and catching of). In Spain,
    I used to put so much time into my lesson plans and would passionately, yet
    slowly, explain phrasal verbs and ideas to my students, knowing what they were
    capable of. Every once in a while I would get a short, messy regurgitation; it
    was a jab to the heart, especially having to sit and correct the mistakes. I
    did not want to feel that travelling half way across the world had been in
    vain.

    After
    finishing a piece of work, revise once, twice and thrice. Then have a friend do
    it, too.