Get Noticed at Work
These tips can help make your boss recognize the job you do so you get noticed at work. Get the rewards you deserve and land that raise or promotion for which you have been striving.
Does Your Boss Notice You at Work?Unless you are receiving a scheduled raise from an annual review or a cost of living increase, you need to go above and beyond your normal daily duties to make big money. The same applies to a promotion. Why would they give you one unless you have demonstrated that you have capabilities that are beyond your job description?
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How Do You Get Noticed at Work?The people who succeed in their careers have done so by one of several methods. You may be able to implement one or more of these methods to your benefit.
There is always the concept of luck, where good things happen to people in spite of whether they actively try to succeed. It does happen, but it is not something on which to base a strategy.
- It's Who You Know
Knowing the right people can also influence this method, but you can also seek out and build professional relationships with people who can shape your future. They are people, such as neighbors, friends, and family. You can also find people who will mentor you and they would most likely know others “In the Business” who can help. You never know whom you may meet that can affect your career.
- Stretch Your Limits
Ask for tasks from your manager that will stretch the envelope of what you normally do in your workday. Demonstrate that you are capable of doing more than what your employer expects of you during your normal day. Perform these added roles efficiently and proficiently, so your boss will see you are capable of so much more.
- Add Value to the Company
Think of various cost-cutting measures, ways to increase profits, and ways to improve workflow. Instead of just trying to make it through your day, look at the big picture from the company's perspective. How can you benefit the company? To ask for a big raise, you will have to prove your value and show that you can be more than a team player.
Many people perform their jobs at a basic level of proficiency. It will be necessary to do more, to be known as the one who performs their job in exemplary fashion. When you were in school, you knew who the high achievers were. You want that type of situation now except applied to you, to be known for your high level of job performance, to be the one who exceeds expectations.
- Be Confident
Without being arrogant, be decisive, and project the image that you know what you are doing. If you have been at your job for a while, you should know how to perform your tasks well. There is no reason you shouldn't act in a way that shows you are sure of yourself.
- Speak Up
Rarely do we receive what we want unless we speak up and ask for it. Most of the time, all that can happen is that the boss says no. The benefits can be great as many people are afraid to draw attention to themselves and ask, so they never know what could have been.
- Dress for Success
Dress for success as it is appropriate for your profession. This dress code doesn't mean for you to run out and buy new clothes but to be conscious of the fact that you are trying to build an image of success. When people dress nicely, they also feel better about themselves, which can also add to their level of confidence.
Don't stress at work over what you are trying to achieve. There is nothing wrong with trying to better yourself, to get noticed at work. If you don't grow on a personal level, won't you stagnate? In that vein for more help with your career or to view videos about writing resumes and more visit our library.