How do you get that promotion at work when your co-workers are also jockeying for it? Standing out from the competition may be easier than you think. Here are some tips to stand out without destroying your relationships with your colleagues
Go Above and Beyond
Showing initiative and taking on tasks you weren’t necessarily assigned to do will getattention from the boss. Being willing to step outside your normal job or skill set anddo what others won’t will draw good attention. When you’re willing to volunteer forprojects others avoid, your boss will be thankful to have you and will be more likely to consider you for future promotions.
Do Your Job
Doing your job to the best of your ability will put you leaps and bounds over some of your competition. Many people just show up to work because of the paycheck. Theydon’t have any drive or desire to be there or to try and enjoy their work. If you cometo work with a smile on your face and do what you do to the best of your ability, you’llstand out.
Be a Leader
When opportunities for leadership come up, ask to be put there. Don’t shy away from added responsibility. If you’re able to, ask your boss once you’ve completed the project how you did. If you’re able to be a leader, make sure to do your best to cause your colleagues to have success too. Encouraging them and praising them for their work is a great leadership trait. As a leader, not only do you want to succeed, you should want them to be successful too.
Simply doing your job to the best of your ability and taking the opportunities that come your way can get you a long way in your career