Getting Your Boss to Notice You

Sometimes you may wonder how you can stand out in the workplace, especially in front of your boss. I mean, how else are you going to get more responsibilities and even earn a raise? So, I’m giving you some ways to catch your boss’ attention in a good way so that you can make progress in your job

Portrait of a female executive
1. Listen attentively when your boss or anyone gives you a task to complete

If you find it difficult to remember all the little details, try taking notes about things. You may think it makes you look like a frazzled college student furiously copying down information, but if you tend to make little mistakes that waste time and can eliminate that waste when you write some notes, you’re certainly benefiting!

2. Make suggestions when asked for ways in which to improve efficiency

This requires you to actually think about what you’re doing at work and why you’re doing it, but chances are, you already have ideas about things you would change to make things even better.

Bosses are bosses because they know how to make things run more smoothly. Perhaps they know how to cut costs or how to get everyone around them to apply themselves. If you want to be in charge someday, keep this in mind and show your boss your potential. For example, being more energy efficient. Maybe people in your office tend to leave their computers on when they leave for the day.

Obviously, this drains a lot of unnecessary electricity for electronics that are not even in use! Texas Electric Providers suggests finding Energy Star products-computers!-and using power strips to minimize the waste of electricity that often occurs at a company’s expense. Think about what you would do in your own home (such as turning off and unplugging electronics when they’re not in use) and treat your work environment like that, too. If you can be green, save your company money, and get noticed for making improvements, what could better?!

3. Dress well and take care of your appearance

It’s true that a lot of your job performance has nothing to do with the way you look, however, there are major pluses to presenting yourself well. While lots of places have a dress code, it can be easy to not make the effort to look polished. Here’s why it’s important: it shows the people around you that you care about professionalism and have a good self of self. Trust me, I am by no means a great, fashionable dresser, but I now like dressing well. I can’t tell you how nice it felt to unexpectedly have my boss tell me that she liked the way I was dressed.
Bonus: you’ll just naturally feel more confident about your abilities if you are aware that you look like a successful adult rather than a kid in high school.

4. Show your boss who you are

If you’re a good worker, there’s definitely still a chance your boss will forget about you, depending on how many other employees they have and the work environs you share. The way to NOT get lost in the pack is to show off your personality a little bit. So, when your boss comes in and you chat them up, say something other than a comment about the weather. This doesn’t mean letting your boss know about all your personal business, but rather sharing something like a hobby or a book they might like. Building up your connections will prove to be much more valuable in the long run than simply showing up on time every day.

Vijayraj Reddy
Vijayraj Reddy is founder & editor-in-chief of, a financial blog which helps people to earn money, invest money and save money. You can find him on Facebook & Twitter or send him email at [email protected]

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