How To Impress Your Boss About Your Ability

Whether you are a new employee or have been working for quite some time now, the impression your boss has of you is of utmost importance because the face of the job market is always changing. Tomorrow, if the company decides to lay off people as a measure of cost cutting, your name should be nowhere near their prospective list of employees whom they would like to bid adieu. Such should be your contribution and impression, that they should not even consider your name for any unwanted profile change or transfer or lay off. And even if they do, there should be someone higher up in the hierarchy who should vouch for your credibility and insist upon retaining you.Here are some ways to impress your boss about your ability.

Ways to impress your boss about your ability are:

1.Have a proactive attitude: Every boss looks forward to their subordinates being proactive. They do not want to have people who need to be told everything every day. They want their employees to already know what needs to be done and actually do it. So by being proactive and taking initiative without having to be told every time brings you to the foreground and makes you noticed.

2.Strive for improvement: Another quality that cannot be emphasized enough is the desire to improve always. No matter what field you are in, there is always scope to improve whatever you are doing. Even if you are very good at something, remember there is always a way to improve, a way to try out something new or to take a different approach. By being interested and having the yearning to continuously improve your work is what makes a good impression.

3.Be eager to learn: At any point of your career, learning does not stop. Not that you do not know enough, but because there is so much to know and learn that everyone cannot know everything. Moreover, new techniques and methods are being discovered and invented every day. Even your boss would not know everything, and that is fine. But you should have the fire in you to absorb as much knowledge as you can by reading, researching and consulting experts in the field. This eagerness to learn more will surely make a lasting impression on your boss.

4.Grab new opportunities: If you are a go getter, there is nothing like it. Your boss will be able to trust your ability when he/she knows that whatever work is given to you, you will somehow manage to get it done. So, whenever there is a new opportunity which is probably fresh water for everyone in your workplace, your boss will be looking forward to those who would take it up as a challenge. You should be the one to take up such opportunities as it would reflect your nature of risk taking, adventure seeking and dynamic personality which will be considered an asset for the organization.

5.Don’t say, do it: Do not tell, show! Yes, there will be many who will talk tall about their abilities and talents, but when the opportunity comes they all come up with excuses so as to avoid responsibilities. But you should be markedly different. Do not boast about what you are capable of, instead when the time comes, do it and show them. This is what creates impression, not futile tall talk.

6.Be punctual: Another very crucial characteristic which is bound to be noticed is punctuality. In the beginning of their career or a new job, everyone is quite punctual but as the days go by, they begin to take things a bit lightly and think that an hour late does not really make any difference. True, an hour late does not make any difference, but it definitely gets noticed. Punctuality is directly associated with dependability and trustworthiness. When you are punctual, your boss will almost trust you blindly, instead of the employee who thinks it is okay to come in an hour late.

7.Be responsible: A strong sense of responsibility is essential, even if impressing your boss is not in your to-do list. Not only is it important for your career, but as a person you should know what you are responsible for and actually take up responsibilities instead of blaming it on someone else or trying to avert such responsibilities. When you take responsibility for your work, even when there are goof-ups, it will create a positive impression on your boss, and he/she will be able to trust you more.

8.Be a problem solver: You may have already proved your ability as far as your work is concerned to your boss, but in any workplace the real challenge is to be able to resolve issues and solve problems when they arise. You should be the one who comes up with creative solutions to problems and provide unique resolutions to issues. You should have your own way of dealing with problems and instead of running away from them, when you face them and deal with them, your boss will look at you not just as an employee but as an effective and efficient problem solver. This will go a long way in determining your career and your future in the organization as well.

These are the ways to impress your boss about your ability.

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