Every boss wants employees who do their jobs well. But even among highly competent employees, there are distinctions. Here are 10 tips for making sure you're on the boss' A-list:
1. Communicate, communicate, communicate. 交流、交流、交流
Especially at the beginning of your relationship. that is, when either you or the boss is new to the job -- err on the side of giving your boss too much information and asking too many questions.
"There's no such thing as a dumb question," says Marianne Adoradio, a Silicon Valley recruiter and career counselor. "Look at it as information gathering."
Don't keep up the constant stream of communication unless your boss likes it, though. It's best to ask directly whether you're giving the boss enough information or too much.
2. Acknowledge what the boss says. 对老板的话有反馈。
Bosses appreciate "responsive listening," says John Farner, principal of Russell Employee Management Consulting. When your boss asks you to do something or suggests ways for you to improve your work, let her know you heard.
3. Collaborate. 协作。
When your boss has a new idea, respond to it in a constructive way instead of throwing up roadblocks.
"Be willing to brainstorm ways to get something done," says Michael Beasley, principal of Career-Crossings and a leadership and career development coach.
4. Build relationships. 建立关系。
You'll make your boss look good if you establish a good rapport with your department's customers, whether they're inside the company or outside. Bring back what you learn -- about ways to offer better customer service, for example -- to your boss. This is also helpful for your own career development.
"Everybody wins in the long run," Adoradio says.
5. Understand how you fit in. 了解老板对员工的期待。
Is your boss detail-oriented, or someone who keeps his head in the clouds?
"The boss's personality is just incredibly important," says Norm Meshriy, a career counselor and principal of Career Insights.
“老板的性格无比重要。”Career Insights负责人、职业顾问Norm Meshriy如是说。
Equally important is understanding what your boss wants in an employee. It may be, for example, that a boss who is detail-oriented will expect his employees to be as well. But a boss who has no time for details may actually appreciate an employee who does.
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