If you’re like me, then you’ve had a dream job since you were a kid. Maybe it was piloting an airplane or being the first female president of the United States whatever it was, I’m sure it involved doing something fun and adventurous.
And now that you’re older (or perhaps not even that old), the thought of pursuing this dream job can seem daunting. Is it even possible for someone to change careers in their 30s?
What if I don’t know exactly what I want to do yet? How do I even know what job is right for me? Well, fear not! If you have always been intrigued by working as an expediter or just feel like your current career path isn’t fulfilling anymore, then read on!
Have A Positive Attitude
The most important thing you can do to land your dream job as an expeditor is to have a positive attitude. You need to be optimistic and believe in yourself, because no one else will do it for you.
You also have to be a team player, which means that when things get tough at work or in life, you’re not going to quit. Instead, you will keep working hard until something happens or until someone helps you solve the problem.
Being positive also means being able to solve problems on your own and asking for help when needed instead of complaining about them all day long like some people do (I’m looking at YOU).
It also means being friendly towards everyone from coworkers to customers even those rude ones who treat us like we were invisible!
Know Your Job Description
To know if you’re applying for the right position, you’ll need to be sure of what exactly your job is. You should also make sure that you understand how it differs from other positions.
Your goal here is to get a clear picture of what will be expected of you daily and how this job fits into the larger scheme of things within your company.
If certain tasks or responsibilities seem vague or unclear, this may be an indication that the role is not right for you or at least not right yet!
It’s also important to understand what your job won’t entail as well as what will be required of you on an average day. You should ask yourself: “If I’m hired for this role, does this mean I’m going to start working with clients? Or am I expected simply to organize schedules?
Will my time primarily be spent in meetings with coworkers? Is my primary responsibility going to involve logistics or coordination?”
Once again, if any part of these questions leaves room for doubt or confusion about who does what when (and why).
Then chances are good that things aren’t quite settled yet within your organization or maybe even among those interviewing candidates who have already been selected!
Know Your Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
There’s a reason your company has set these metrics for you. They want to see how well you’re doing in fulfilling your job duties, and if you’re not hitting the goals they have set out for you, it might be time to look at some of your processes and see if there are ways to improve them.
They also help in hiring new people: if a candidate comes in with a high KPI score, then that person is more likely to be successful at this role (from the company’s perspective).
Your manager will expect that you know what all of your KPIs are before joining on board with him or her.
So make sure that when talking about why this job would be beneficial for yourself and others involved in making decisions regarding the future of this position within the organization as well as how those changes might impact their careers within those same organizations.
Have An End Goal In Mind
Having an end goal in mind is crucial for a successful transition from employee to entrepreneur. It will help you stay focused, make decisions, and remain motivated throughout the process.
It will also help you get through those difficult times when no one wants to hire you or the economy takes a downturn and your sales are slow.
Your end goal should be more than just getting hired by one company it needs to be something that is truly meaningful to you and helps improve your life situation overall.
Whether that’s financial freedom or the ability to work from home full time so that there is more time for family activities (or both!).
Be Flexible To Your Environment And Task
Be flexible to your environment and task. An expeditor should be able to adapt to different situations and handle them accordingly
Be able to work in a team – As an expeditor, you might have to work with other people from different departments such as logistics, sales and marketing, etc
Be able to work alone – However, sometimes as an expeditor you need to perform tasks on your own
Be able to work in a fast-paced environment – There will be times when you will have multiple orders coming in at the same time that requires immediate attention and action. You must be able to handle these kinds of situations without any stress or panic attacks!
The last thing anyone wants is having their order delivered late because they were too lazy to do what they needed to do right away!
Don’t Be Afraid To Speak Up
Communication is key to excelling in this role. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to make decisions and offer suggestions, so don’t be afraid to speak up when you have an idea.
If there’s a problem with your department or the business, don’t be afraid to let your manager know either. Sometimes it can help if you take the initiative by bringing up issues first before they become bigger problems later on.
This can range from simple questions like “How much time do I have left?” or “What should our next steps be?” up to more pressing concerns about company performance or direction that need attention sooner rather than later.
Don’t Be Afraid To Write Down Your Thoughts
Write down your thoughts, ideas, goals, plans, and dreams. Write them all down. You can even write down some to-do lists too! Don’t be afraid to let your mind run free. If there is something that you want but don’t have yet – write it on paper!
Don’t worry about how silly or impractical it sounds at first because it is only a thought that has not become a reality yet, and there are many ways in which you can make this idea into reality:
Through hard work and perseverance, with determination and support from others who want to see you succeed as much as you do (family members/friends), by learning new skills that will help bring this dream closer to becoming real because nothing comes easily – especially when starting from scratch…
Never Lose Your Cool
Don’t lose your cool. This is a hard lesson for anyone, but especially for those who are new to the business. If someone makes a mistake or you have a problem with what they do, don’t blame them for it.
The last thing you want to do is make someone feel terrible about themselves and less likely to work hard on your behalf in the future.
You’re representing your company’s brand and if they think they are working with an angry person who blames everyone else when things go wrong, they may not want to work there either! Moreover, we all make mistakes and it’s part of being human;
So instead of getting mad when something goes wrong or blaming someone else, figure out how you can fix it so that everyone moves forward together towards success!
Constantly Listen And Communicate
Listening is a skill that takes practice. To become a good listener, you must first be aware of what you’re doing while listening and then make an effort to improve.
Listening is important for communication. If you can’t understand what someone is saying to you, then how can they understand what you are trying to say? This applies whether it’s communicating with customers or coworkers.
Listening is important for problem-solving. When someone tells me their problem, I try my best to listen carefully so that I can determine if there are any issues I may have caused.
Or if something was missing from the original request (for example: did they ask for the wrong product?). If there were no problems on my end, maybe it’s a customer service issue?
The point is that by listening carefully, we’ll prevent misunderstandings from happening in future situations as well as address existing ones more efficiently so that everyone gets what they need!
Learning new things takes time and listening helps us do just that! Without being able-bodied ourselves (and without having had access), how would we know how much effort goes into everyday tasks like brushing teeth or tying shoes?
These things take practice; they don’t just happen naturally overnight.”
Constantly Prioritize Status From Urgent, Important, Normal, And Not Important Tasks
Prioritizing is one of the most important skills you’ll need as an expeditor. You must do it quickly and efficiently, or else you’ll risk missing out on important deadlines and losing business.
Let’s take a look at how to prioritize your tasks:
Urgent Tasks: These are critical to the success of your company, so they need to be done right away. Urgent tasks should be completed in less than five minutes or less than two hours, depending on how urgent they are.
If it takes longer than that to complete an urgent task, then it should be re-prioritized into another category (more on this later).
Important Tasks: An important task may not necessarily be urgent but still needs to get done before the deadline day (typically 11 p.m.).
For example, if we’re talking about customer service emails then maybe responses can sometimes take longer than five minutes if someone mentions something that requires further investigation on your part before responding with some sort of solution other than just saying “Sorry for the inconvenience!
Here’s our new policy.” It could even take more like 30 minutes depending on what type of conversation went down between them and yourself during said exchange process where both sides were actively engaged throughout all steps involved therein until completion occurred with satisfaction guaranteed 🙂
The point here is that these types of conversations shouldn’t happen often enough that they become consistently unmanageable within normal parameters like those listed above.
Since there are plenty of others out there who aren’t willing as much as we would like them to either because their bosses don’t care or whatever reason might exist.
So therefore don’t worry too much about getting stuck here forever unless things start going south which could happen easily enough due to many different reasons including but not limited solely unto human nature –
Multitasking Will Save Time And Increase Efficiency
Plan ahead. If you have to do the same task repeatedly throughout the day, develop a system that can help limit your multitasking.
For example, if you need to take inventory of 100 items every hour and only two employees are working on this task, it might make sense for one person to complete 50 items while the other works on their work.
This is especially true when it comes to completing small tasks in large quantities; it’s much more efficient than having multiple employees try to do all of them at once!
Once again: plan as much as possible before jumping into any project or activity so that time spent multitasking isn’t wasted trying hard not to multitask!
Learn To Check Your Ego For Better Interactions With Others
The importance of the ego is, at first glance, not something that jumps out at you. However, it can become a major obstacle to learning and grow as an employee.
There are many ways in which ego gets in the way of your success. It causes you to make bad decisions based on pride or other emotions instead of logic.
It prevents you from having good relationships with your coworkers and supervisors because they don’t feel like they have access to you.
It leads to poor work ethic when others see that there’s little passion for the job or company because it wasn’t what was going to fulfill your ego’s needs anyway (which often isn’t even true).
Ego can also lead to bad communication skills when someone asks for help but all they get back is attitude or sarcasm because their question makes them feel stupid;
This only makes things worse since now both parties are upset rather than working together toward a common goal which would benefit both sides equally and improve productivity levels within the company itself!
Treat Deadlines As Guideposts
Deadlines are important. They’re not the same as goals, objectives, targets, or aspirations, but they can act as guideposts to help you get there.
Deadlines allow you to work on something without letting it overwhelm you. If you have a deadline-driven approach to your work, it will help keep your focus and motivation high by giving reasons for why certain things need to be done by a certain time.
Creating deadlines for yourself or setting them based on external factors like a client request or industry standard is essential if you want any chance at landing your dream job as an expeditor.
Being A Nice Person Is Not Enough For Success. You Need Skills!
If you’re a nice person, you can be successful in many areas of life. But if you want to become an expeditor with your dream company, being a nice person isn’t enough! You need skills and lots of them!
You have several options when it comes to developing these skills: 1) learn them yourself 2) learn them through training and education 3) work with someone who already has the skills and experience 4) pay someone else to teach/train/coach you 5) do all four things (i.e., take every opportunity that comes along).
The good news is that there are plenty of resources available out there today at little or no cost websites like YouTube or Lynda.com offer free courses on almost anything related to expediting (including customer service).
So just do some research online before making any decisions about what type(s) of training will best suit your needs and budget.
Never Underestimate The Value Of A Good Night’s Sleep
If you’re sleep deprived, it can hurt your health. You will be more irritable and less productive.
Sleep deprivation can lead to weight gain and obesity, which is the second leading cause of preventable death in America. When you don’t get enough sleep, your body releases cortisol, a stress hormone that makes it easier for you to store fat around your middle (belly).
This happens because cortisol increases appetite while decreasing insulin levels in the bloodstream, which prevents sugar from being used as energy by cells or muscles. The result: more fat storage around the stomach area!
Sleep deprivation also leads to forgetfulness, particularly when trying new tasks or learning something new, and decreases alertness during waking hours by affecting the prefrontal cortex responsible for decision-making skills such as impulse control and risk assessment
I hope you’ve enjoyed this brief glimpse at the world of Expediting and that it inspired you to go out and land your dream job! If you have any questions or comments, I’d love to hear them just drop me a line at email@example.com or follow me on Twitter @MikeDevitoNYC.
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