Sometimes the job can get monotonous; it’s hard to think of ways to stand out and go above and beyond! Here’s a few tips we think might help.
- Behave as if you’re still being interviewed. Professionalism is key, 24/7.
- Look at your manager as a helpful resource, not someone who tells you what to do. Your manager is there to help you, not to hurt you! While they’re your boss, it’s important to develop a strong relationship and be able to ask for advice and guidance.
- Build relationships based on performance, not conversation. You can make as much friendly conversation as you want, but performance matters! Make sure that’s what your boss remembers you by your actions, not the fact that you have a love of cookie dough ice cream in common.
- Go the extra mile. Get to the office early. Stay an hour late. Help with tasks that aren’t necessarily yours. And do this early on in the game; overachieving will never hurt but underachieving will!
- Take notes from the high performers. Develop habits of those that are hard workers in the office. How do they organize? What steps do they take to get ahead?
- Think three steps ahead. Bosses often say, “Don’t come to me with a problem, come to me with a solution.” Instead of presenting problems, come up with solutions! Think ahead of the game.
- Find something that makes you unique. Are you particularly good with numbers? Organizing? Time management? Developing and thriving on a unique trait helps you stand out!
- Create your own project. Do something that shows you’re invested and passionate about the business. Do a case study, or anything that allows you to show what you got!