How to impress your boss (with pictures)

How to impress your boss (with pictures)
How to impress your boss (with pictures)

If you manage to impress your boss, you will be able to ensure the stability of your job and advance in your career. However, you need to be careful, thoughtful, and sincere so that you don't appear to be licking your boss's boots.


Part 1 of 3: Doing the job well

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Step 1. Save money for the business

The management of any business tries to reduce costs as much as possible and find possible solutions to avoid financial problems. If you can come up with a useful and effective money-saving idea and discuss it with your manager, your concern for the welfare of the company will help you make a good impression.

When you have ideas, share them with confidence, without being too pushy. First ask your boss if he has a few minutes for you, instead of waiting until he is free to respond to the request. Explain your idea in detail and answer any questions he may have. If he doesn't approve, don't take it negatively

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Step 2. Stand out when needed

Specifically, take a closer look at your boss's strengths and weaknesses. Improve your own skills in areas where your boss doesn't excel and make sure you stand out in a productive way, without appearing arrogant.

Your attitude should never suggest a sense of superiority on your part. You must demonstrate that your intentions are directed solely for the good of your boss and not just for your own

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Step 3. Be firm

It might be a risky move, but if your boss notices that you are pretty sure of yourself that you are more of a person who always approves of authority, he or she may see you as someone to be trusted. can trust.

Your opinions should always be carefully considered, especially if you disagree with your boss. Everyone has their own opinion, but if you want your boss to take you seriously, you need to find the time and energy to come up with informed ideas that adequately take into account all aspects of the situation

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Step 4. Go beyond what you are asked to do

Master skills and tasks that are not part of your job, especially when such assignments can help you and your boss.

  • Specifically, focus on tasks that are often overlooked by your coworkers. Even taking care of the smallest tasks can be important if workplace productivity improves. For example, when you go to work in the morning, take the initiative to adjust the temperature of the air conditioning, turn on the coffee maker or any other machine that you may need throughout the day.
  • Also, be sure to take the lead in accepting formal projects and tasks that are not in the job profile initially offered. As long as the job is within your reach, you will show your boss your versatility and your eagerness to contribute to the success of the business.
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Step 5. Be upfront about what you cannot do

If a task has a higher level of difficulty than your skills and previous experience, let your boss know directly. Also try to always show your willingness to learn, but if your current knowledge base is not as strong as your supervisor thinks, you should let them know in order to avoid potential problems over time.

Likewise, you should always be honest about any mistakes you make. Never try to blame someone else or hide your mistakes from your boss in the workplace

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Step 6. Follow the changing trends in the industry

Competition can be fierce and therefore, to ensure the survival of the business, it is important to keep up to date with new developments in your industry. When you learn something new about your industry, talk to your boss or coworkers. This way you will demonstrate your interest in the success of the business.

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Step 7. Prepare yourself

Try to prepare for the job ahead of you before you even start. If a business meeting is scheduled, gather all the necessary information and resources well in advance of the meeting. Also, before you leave the workplace, remember to organize what you need for the next day.

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Step 8. Ask relevant questions

If you are a new employee, this can be particularly beneficial. Do the necessary research on the company and your mission in order to have as complete a picture as possible of the position. This information will allow you to ask your manager relevant questions about the job and the company as a whole.

On the other hand, it is important not to ask too obvious questions. If you express doubts that you can easily dispel on your own, you may give the impression that you lack the initiative to conduct research and educate yourself without outside help

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Step 9. Take notes

Learners take notes so that they can review them later and better understand them. As an employee, you should also take notes for future reference. One situation you can't do without is in meetings. This will help your boss understand how attentive and eager you are to learn as much as possible about your job.

If you are a new employee, you should also take notes on your daily tasks and responsibilities as you become more familiar with your job. Maybe no one will notice, but the results of your efforts will likely be seen

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Step 10. Meet your deadlines

Complete your work sooner than expected, if you can. If you are asked to set a deadline, it is best to overestimate slightly so that you can easily reach your goal.

If you are overdoing the time you need, try not to overdo it. For example, if you know you can complete a project in 3 days, don't tell your manager that you will need three weeks. If you finish early you will certainly make a good impression, but after a while your boss may realize that you are exaggerating your deadlines and start setting more appropriate deadlines

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Step 11. Don't decline a task

Despite the heavy workload, if your boss gives you a mission, accept it. If necessary, change your schedule to complete the tasks according to their importance. If you are unsure of the urgency of a task, you can ask your boss to help you prioritize your workload.

The exception to this rule was mentioned earlier in this article: do not take on any mission that requires a skill you don't have (especially if there is a deadline). If you honestly tell your boss that you don't have enough experience and they decide to give you the job anyway, you should consider taking it on

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Step 12. Honor your commitments

When you say you can do something, do it. Nothing is worse for a boss than an employee who can't keep his word or who is unreliable.

While you shouldn't turn down assignments given to you, you should be honest with your boss when you are absolutely certain that you won't be able to complete a task regardless of other projects. It's better to turn down a job every now and then than to promise to finish it and disappoint everyone

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Step 13. Concentrate

Perform assigned tasks and avoid doing things unrelated to your work duties, such as browsing the internet or checking your social media profiles. When you have nothing to do, use this time to improve your image as an employee, such as reading books that relate to your job or documents that might help keep your mind sharp.

Part 2 of 3: Be professional

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Step 1. Get there early and leave later

Even though quality is more important than quantity, arriving and staying at work 15 minutes longer will show your boss that you are a serious employee and eager to accomplish the tasks assigned to them.

In general, try to arrive at work before your boss and leave after he or she leaves. Of course, this won't always be possible, but by doing it often enough you can make a good impression and gain some respect for yourself

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Step 2. Tidy up your desk

Ideally, you should make good use of your workspace, but also organize it well. You should leave a few documents on your desk to show that you're working hard, but if it looks too messy or cluttered, you'll feel like you're too disorganized to be productive.

Keep what you need close at hand during the day. Leave everything in order before leaving

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Step 3. Dress better than you ask

Specifically, always dress for the job you are aiming for. Projecting a professional image will give your boss reason to believe that you are an employee who takes their job seriously.

Here's another rule of thumb to consider: Unless the policy at your workplace is already extremely strict, dress more formally than the company dress code requires. If it is okay to wear t-shirts and jeans, wear a nice polo shirt and khaki-colored pants. If it is allowed to wear polo shirts and pants in khaki colors, put on tuxedo pants and a shirt. The exception, of course, is when the company requires employees to wear a uniform. In this case, keep the uniform tidy, clean and ironed

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Step 4. Hurry

If for some reason you have to leave your workstation, hurry. Rushing yourself quickly will make people think you are a busy person, which will make you feel like a serious employee.

Part 3 of 3: Developing good interpersonal skills

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Step 1. Maintain a good relationship with your supervisor

Interact with him frequently and make sure these interactions are positive. If he doesn't have time, consider asking him to spend 10 or 20 minutes at the end of the week for advice.

  • Accept criticism from your boss. If he criticizes the way you work, don't get defensive or angry. Instead, rate this review and find out if there is any truth to it. Accept all of his advice to correct your flaws and put it into practice.
  • Pay attention to personal details. You don't have to dig into your boss's privacy, but when you learn about their privacy, remember it. From time to time, you may bring up these details during your discussions. By doing this, you demonstrate your ability to pay attention to such small things.
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Step 2. Maintain good relationships with colleagues

You have to be on good terms with them. Try to get to know them during lunch breaks and other occasions. Try to find out how they do their job so that you can work together on a project.

However, be careful not to get too close to your coworkers. Frivolous chatter during working hours is already doomed and if you and your coworkers have a closer relationship, you run the risk of creating conflict and compromising your job performance

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Step 3. Recognize the merits of others

If you've worked on a project with colleagues who have made a huge contribution, tell your boss how invaluable their help, if your boss is commending you for a great job you've done.

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Step 4. Help others

If a coworker is having difficulty, give them a hand, especially if it is an issue related to your area of ​​expertise. Thus, you demonstrate a good team spirit and demonstrate a solid background of knowledge and skills.

Don't be complacent and don't brag after helping your coworkers. You must be helpful and confident, but also humble

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Step 5. Leave your personal life at home

Emergencies and other serious issues may take precedence over any other consideration, but daily hardships and personal stress should not get in the way of the job. Show your boss that when you work, you are physically and mentally present.

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Step 6. Be optimistic

A positive mental attitude can have a significant impact on productivity and also helps improve mood in the workplace. If you're always in a good mood at work, your boss will notice and appreciate it.

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