Saturday, November 07, 2015
How To Stand Out At Your Job
There is a common expression that says, "It's not what you know, but who you know." In the world of business, this is actually quite true. In business, however, it is less "who you know" and more "who knows you." If the right people do not "know" you, it just migt be the reason why you have not gotten that raise or that promotion that you feel you have worked hard enough to earn. In order for the right people to start to take notice, you need to learn how to stand out at your job. Standing out at your job is more than just drawing attention to yourself. After all, you will not be doing much to help you toward that raise or promotion if all the attention you are drawing to yourself is negative attention. Instead, you need to know how to draw positive attention to yourself. By silently doing more than what is expected of you, you will be doing one of the biggest things possible for drawing positive attention your way. People will take notice when you are doing this - doing more than what is expected. By doing it silently - without crowing about it or drawing attention to yourself - people will take positive notice! Maybe you are on a project team; if you are, it should be your silent goal to do more work than anyone else on your team. If you boss asked you to return a report to him, you should research more thoroughly and make it more polished than he could have expected. Always showing up early to work and always leaving work late is another great way to draw positive attention to yourself. On the surface, you might think that this would really dig into the other aspects of your life, but actually, people will take notice even if you are just fifteen minutes early every day, and if you leave just fifteen minutes late every day as well. Furthermore, if you examine a "typical day" closely, you will probably find at least thirty wasted minutes hidden in there somewhere! You can draw positive attention your way just by cutting out these thirty wasted minutes and using them for work. It is not difficult to get ahead in the business world. You only have to make sure you are doing good work, and you have to make sure you are doing this good work in such a way that you are drawing positive attention to yourself.