8 Ways to Get Noticed at Work in a Good Way

Seeking a promotion or raise?

In many work environments, doing a good job is a given—but getting noticed by upper management (in a good way) requires going above and beyond your job description.

If you want to get noticed at work, here are 8 things you can do to stand out from the crowd:

  1. Be on time.
    It’s simple but essential. If things get busy, and your coworkers or boss look at the clock and realize it’s past time for your arrival, it will cause problems. Instead, show you care and are reliable and ready to work by being on time—or even a few minutes early—every day.
  2. When an opportunity arises to test out a new product or lead a project, raise your hand.
    Stepping outside your regular role allows you to show management you have untapped skills—or are eager to learn new things.
  3. Tackle something without being asked.
    Is there a task everyone is avoiding? A cluttered corner where unfinished projects go to die? A disorganized shelf that slows everyone down? Take a few minutes each day to work on a pet project while prioritizing your primary responsibilities. Showing initiative is a great way to get positive attention at work.
  4. Be a team player.
    Being highly productive isn’t the only way to get noticed at work. Getting along with others, being kind, and offering to help when needed can go a long way toward helping you stand out from the crowd—and earn the admiration and respect of your coworkers.
  5. Speak up.
    Sharing ideas at work shows you care enough about your work to think about how to do a better job and make a positive impact on the workplace.
  6. Be a problem-solver.
    Showing initiative and figuring out how to solve problems on your own can show management you’ve got what it takes to lead.
  7. Ask for help.
    On the flip side, knowing when you can solve a problem on your own and when you need to ask for help shows confidence, humility, and a genuine desire to get the job done well.
  8. Be flexible.
    The workplace is ever-changing, bringing new ways of doing things, new managers, and new employees. Show your value by adapting easily and embracing change with a positive attitude.

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