Getting Yourself Noticed
Getting yourself noticed for the right reasons is not difficult. By being proactive and taking the initiative, you can stand out amongst your colleagues. It will help you take ownership of your career and put you in the best possible position for progression. Read our following top tips to help you stand out from the crowd!
If you have been doing your job for some time, it can be very easy to slip into sloppy habits. Poor time-keeping or just ‘going through the motions’ can give the impression you’ve lost your passion for the job. Every little thing counts towards someone’s overall perception of you, so don’t let your standards drop. Even if you feel your boss isn’t noticing you, don’t think they won’t spot things like this.
GO THAT EXTRA MILE
Step outside of your job description and go that extra mile. Research potential opportunities that excite you and that could help your business in some way and then report your findings to your boss, expressing your eagerness to be involved. This will not only help to develop your skills and get your name out there, but ultimately it will make it hard for your boss not to notice you.
STAY AHEAD OF THE GAME
Be proactive and stay one step ahead in all that you do. Complete the required tasks before you need to be reminded or chased. Always try to predict what’s coming next and take the initiative to prepare and make sure you are ready.
SHARE YOUR SUCCESSES
Don’t be afraid to boast about your successes as it’s unlikely that anybody else will, so if you’ve had a success, make sure your boss and the wider team know about it. Try not to be smug though and don’t rub it in the face of your colleagues.
VOICE YOUR IDEAS
When a good idea pops into your head, don’t be tempted to take it straight to your boss. Take time to research and consider it fully, review its implications and how you will measure the value it could bring. Before you present it to your boss, pre-empt potential questions they might ask, and be ready to answer them.
IMPROVE YOURSELF AND YOUR CHANCES
Putting yourself forward for training opportunities will show a long-term commitment to your employer, it will send a message to your boss that you are serious about your job and keen to progress. Having the desire to invest in your own development will not only improve your skills, but it will highlight a confident and go-getting attitude.
Always adopt a positive attitude as positivity is a very attractive trait and people, including your boss, are naturally drawn to positive people. When you see a problem or challenge, before communicating it to your boss, come up with a viable solution by taking the positive approach to problem-solving.
SPEAK OUT IN MEETINGS
Prepare well for meetings and if you are able to confirm the agenda and delegates attending, even better! Think about the discussion points and plan your views, ideas and input beforehand, so that you are fully armed to stand out in that all important meeting.