How to impress your boss!
Career Development: How to Impress Your Boss
How to impress your boss – advice and tips. So you have been in the job for a while now. And things are going okay. You get on well with your team and you think the boss likes you. But you don’t seem to have marked yourself out for promotion. You are reliable and you get the job done. But you don’t believe the boss thinks you are anything special. What can you do?
Getting the job done is not enough!
First, being reliable and getting the job done are incredibly important. Just, don’t expect promotion for them alone. If you want to mark yourself out, you need to go further. You need to show real interest in your job and in the organisation.
Show an Interest
Find out more about your sector and the developments within it. Make sure you know what is happening in other parts of the organisation. What are your competitors up to? Do you know your customers and what is happening to them?
Come up with ideas
Based on what you have learned, look for opportunities to make suggestions for how you can do your own job better. But also be ready to discuss improvements with the wider team and for the wider organization. Do you have a new, and more efficient, way of providing the service or product to customers or for a new service offering?
Get to know the boss
Getting your ideas accepted, means getting the boss to listen to you. That means developing your relationship. Find out more about your boss. How do they like to work? When is the best time to approach them? What are they worried about now? Find an opportunity to talk to the boss but to make sure you choose your moment carefully, and then make the most of your time.
How to impress your boss – have confidence
Remember most bosses like to spot talent and to promote from within. Among other things, it is cheaper than advertising for someone from outside. Make sure you are the person, your boss thinks about next time they have a more senior vacancy.
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Other resources for people with problem bosses
As a coach I work with lots of people who have problems with their boss. So I wrote a little book to help them. You can help your boss help you – don’t be made unhappy, suffer stress and lose confidence because you cannot get on with the person in charge. Poor relationships at work can damage life at home as well as your career. My book can help.
Remember working with a career coach can really help you feel happier at work.
Wendy Smith is a career consultant, life coach and business coach with depth of experience in organisational development, management, coaching and personal development. That experience means she is equally at home helping clients find a new career direction, starting-up new businesses or dealing with life’s more challenging personal issues.
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