You must be a week or month old in your new office; the need to create an impression is necessary whether you are joining as a fresher or with an experience. No one would expect you to be great at your job and make zero mistakes, so stop fooling yourself if you think or are planning to be perfect. Nevertheless, it is important to try to create a good impression with your boss; it has its own rewards.
Now that you have got into a good job after an extensive job search, irrespective of what category your boss falls in, whether he is like Gregory House, Miranda Priestly or Michael Scott from ‘The Office’ series, it becomes important to impress your boss to prevent the chances of being laid off or promoted late.
Here are the 20 Ways to Impress Your Boss
- Remember Names
Know and remember names of people you work with, it shows that they matter to you as a team.
- Interact with your colleagues
Talk to people; do not sit in your chair for the whole day not interacting with anyone around you. Remember that gossiping does not fall under the interaction criteria.
- Share Stories
Be comfortable with laughing or having a good time with your coworkers. It shows a sign of confidence in you.
- Hang out
You should hang out with your team wherever possible. Be a part of gatherings and lunches.
- Job Roles
It is not sufficient to only know people’s name, you also need to know their work or job role, so that you know whom you need to go to in order to get a work done.
- Show your Energy
Make people see that you want to be here. Be very energetic when in office.
- Know what is expected of you in the company
Know the vision of the company that you are working for and the plan that they have made for your job area. Try to know what all is expected from you and make a plan to achieve that.
Research the current trends of the industry you are working in at home every day or every alternate day. This will bring you up to speed with the other people in your organization.
- Identify problems that you can solve
Make a note of how you can contribute to the work in the first 2 weeks when you join and then keep working on them after confirming that it is needed.
- Give Ideas
Give a new idea every week related to your work area, the idea should focus on your job role and not just for your personal growth.
- Make Time
Give time to learn and then practice new things, even if it means that you have to stay late.
- Get Curious
Be curious, have the urge to delve deeper in your area of work. Be open towards your environment at work so that you get to learn and ask things related to you/ your work.
- Ask Questions
Ask questions that matter and are necessary, do not ask irrelevant or frequent questions. Note down the answer so that you do not have to repeat the question again.
Always, learn how to prioritize your work. Be organized all the time to save any delays or cancellation of work. Always keep a planner and a To Do list handy.
- Say NO
Say ‘NO’ when you are genuinely not able to manage your work. Do notbe piled on and perform badly.
- Make Mistakes but don’t repeat them
Be open to making mistakes, do not be heartbroken every time you do something wrong. Just make sure you make a note of it and never repeat it again.
- Balance quantity and quality of the work assigned
Remember that it is always better to do 2 things perfectly than doing 15 things satisfactorily. Prioritize and then deliver your best.
- Take Initiative
Every once in a while, do something extra, other than your assigned job roles.
- Be Open and Receptive
Keep learning and open to change, while handling criticisms sportingly.
- Learn the Functioning of company
Before you start working, learn how the organization and the people in it operates, then change or unchange your working style accordingly.
It is okay for you as a new hire to feel out of place in the initial few days. However, have confidence in your skills and try to make a place for yourself in the company with your work performance and not by complementing your boss unnecessaryor suck ups.
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