Being an employee who is considered to be reliable and ever ready is certainly not easy. However, once you establish yourself as one, there is nothing that can stop you from advancing in your career. Read ahead to discover some subtle ways to impress your boss and live up to his/her expectations.
1.Work smart: Even though it is often said that hard work pays, it is an undeniable fact that smart work pays faster. So ensure that you do not sweat and tire yourself out on a job that can be done with ease and less effort. Reuse other deliverables and your own/your coworker’s past experiences to get a job done faster.
2.Adhere to deadlines: When your boss comes to you to assign a task, you can be sure that there will be an improbable deadline attached to it. It is very important to come out as a trustworthy and reliable employee. And to be one, you need to deliver on time. So before saying ‘yes’ to completing a job within a deadline, make sure it is achievable.
3.Innovate: You cannot simply function as a calculator, taking inputs and giving the desired output. You need to think out of the box and show innovation in your field of work. It can be as simple as saving time through reuse or inventing new technologies to speed up specific routine tasks.
4.Follow accuracy: In a hurry to deliver before time, do not deliver an erroneous output. It will certainly tarnish your image. Review your work and submit it only after you are sure it is error free.
5.Be ready for emergency tasks: No matter how organized and well planned your boss is, he/she will certainly have some urgent tasks to be completed from time to time. During such occasions, you need to be the one he turns to. You have to become his/her subordinate whom he/she will trust upon during his/her trying times. So, ensure that when the hour of need arrives, you do not hesitate to slog and put in extra efforts. No matter how difficult a job is, ensure you give it your best and complete it by pulling in help, if needed.
These are the tips to live up to the expectations of your boss.