Have you ever felt like people gloss over you like last month’s issue of Cosmo? (Ok… let’s be honest, Cosmo isn’t the greatest read out there… not even close.) Well, we’ve all heard the (seriously awful) saying “happy wife, happy life,” but this holds true for your work life too. Well, in a sense. Think of your boss as the ‘wife.’
It may not seem like it, but your boss is under a lot of pressure and any way you can help to alleviate that pressure is a step up the ladder to your next promotion. Not only will your boss be appreciative to have had some of their workload delegated to a trustworthy team member, he or she will also recognize the loyalty, determination, and motivation you are pouring into your work.
Forbes listed 9 tips that are sure to get you noticed in the workplace and they’re pretty great.
Do your job, and do it well
It’s great that you are helping with a client’s sales pitch, but make sure you are doing the job you were hired for before anything else. If you were hired as an administrative assistant, everything better be filed and sorted before you even think about taking on any additional tasks.
Get to know your boss
Know how they like to communicate. Get inside their brain. If you know your boss uses “good morning” as their email greeting, or prefers to have notes for their meeting the day before, have those things done and ready for them! It will save everyone’s time and they will appreciate your attention to detail and that they do not need to tell you every little thing they would like done.
Show your boss that you are genuinely interested in and passionate about the work that you do and the company’s goals. Show them that you are not just there to collect a paycheck.
Demonstrate a long-term interest
Let it be known, through your actions and the words you speak, that you are invested in your future within the company as well as the company’s future itself. How can you make the company better? Did you figure out a new way to input customer information? Revamp the documents for new hires? Take a course or two to get a better understanding of how to use your work software?
By following these tips, you will not only please your boss but it will also help put your name on their radar as someone who is dedicated, motivated, and passionate about their work.
Even if you don’t plan on staying forever it will at least open the door for a letter of recommendation that wow a future potential employer. Your boss may even suggest you for another job.