If you’re just starting out in the job market or just landed that new job, it’s the perfect time to get a head start on building a stellar reputation. You want to not only perform, but impress. But how do you do that? Brazen Careerist offers a few tips:
Be a Winner, Not a Whiner: Winners are problem-solvers, and whiners are…well, annoying. Every boss appreciates a person who leaves the complaints at home.
I’m not suggesting you ignore the problems facing you on the job or act like you’re immune to challenges. Not at all. It’s perfectly okay to have problems that need fixing and to face difficult challenges. We all do.
But if your goal is to keep growing professionally, never bring up a challenge or articulate a problem without having at least one solution to propose that makes your boss feel as if the situation is under control. Offering up two alternative solutions for any given conundrum and seeking input about them will also get you noticed—in the good way.
2. Toot Your Own Orchestra: If you’re a rising professional, you’ve probably heard it’s not enough to do stellar work, that you also have to toot your own horn to get attention at work.