Ways on How to Get Your Boss to Notice You

Business - Business Skills
By: kcmarsh    
07-Nov-2010

Introduction:If you work with several different people in your workplace it is sometimes easy to get lost in the shuffle. If you are looking for ways to let your boss know who you are then follow these steps to make yourself known.

  • 01

    Introduce Yourself

    If you are in a large office setting and your company just hired a new vice president or manager over your area, take the time to get to know this person. Since your manager is new this is a great opportunity to set yourself apart from the rest of the group. Most people will hesitate to contact the new boss because they are nervous. Understand the new boss is just as nervous. He or she will be managing a new group of people that are unknown. To connect with this person, simply send them an email welcoming them to the team and tell them you would like to have the opportunity to meet them in person. Immediately your new boss will have a new "go to person" which is you.

  • 02

    Think Solutions

    In almost every work environment there are going to be problems with the structure, the system and sometimes even the people. The absolute last thing that your boss wants to hear is another problem in your work place. Before you go charging in to your boss' office with your weekly complaint, sit and think about a solution to the problem. In fact you can do this with several issues if you would like. Notice the biggest problems your office is facing and what the potential solutions could be to those problems. Schedule a time to meet with your boss and explain what the problems are and what you think would be viable solutions. Even if your solutions never even up being used, your boss will start to see you as a problem solver. Don't be surprised if you are picked for that next promotion.

  • 03

    Take Responsiblity

    It is so easy to get easily offended when we get a little constructive criticism. The next time a group of you are called in to the office because you took 2 hours off for Sally's going away lunch party, don't fight it. Instead, take responsibility. Even if Sally has worked for the company for 25 years and deserves to have a long lunch, your boss isn't going to see it that way. Instead of getting angry at the system, simply apologize for the long lunch and state that it will never happen again. By taking responsibility for your actions, your boss will appreciate you for being reliable and somebody who they can count on.

  • 04

    Personal Growth

    If there are some seminars or training classes that your boss has promised you would get, but it hasn't happened yet, act on it yourself. Even though part of your boss' duty is to help you with your personal development, he or she might be too swamped with work to make sure you get the right resources. Instead of waiting around for your boss to set up these classes, take the initiative and do it yourself. Be sure to let your boss know what you are doing for scheduling reasons. By taking initiative in your personal growth, you are not only taking part of the work load off or your boss' plate you are also showing your boss that you are a leader.

  • 05

    Boost the Morale

    If you notice there are some unhappy workers in your department, don't just stand around. Do something about the problem. Start offering pot luck lunches or start bringing things to work that will liven up the office such as plants or flowers. Start a committee that notices the hard work of individuals in your office. This can be as simple as leaving notes on people's desk telling them they are doing a good job. Happy workers will always perform better at their job functions. If you are creating a movement to create happy employees, your boss will immediately recognize you as somebody that is valued and possibly the next team leader.







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