No one likes to stay in the same job, have the same profile and do the same thing year after year getting on by with a minuscule raise in pay. But there are some people who are just too lazy, or who hate their job or just indifferent to worry about moving ahead. If you are not one of them and would like to get ahead in work, here are a few tips you can follow.
1.Look your best at work: This does not mean you have to pile on the makeup and be at work dressed like you are in a fashion show. Take care about how you look. Being presentable is a huge advantage to get noticed at work. Make sure you are well rested before you head to work. A disheveled look works in college but nor in your workplace.
2.Get your work done on time: It is important that people can trust you with a job knowing that you will complete the task on time. The more punctual you are in you work, the more responsibilities you will be give and this translated to moving up faster in your workplace.
3.Be punctual: Get to work on time. Get to meetings on time. Finish your work on time. Punctuality is always highly rewarded in the workplace.
4.Use your free time well: When you are free, do not waste it by chatting away with colleagues or browsing irrelevant stuff. Look and find things that you can learn to add to your skills or stuff that can make your work more efficient. Use this knowledge in your presentations. It will definitely get you noticed.
5.Be honest and do not back stab: Be honest about what you do. Never lie. If you have done a mistake, admit it and come up with ways to rectify it. Also don’t ever snitch or back stab. It can only take you so far and will end up hurting your future prospects in the company.
6.Keep track of the tests you can take and the in-house hiring: There are regular tests you may have to take to keep you updated and test new skills. Take the tests that help you in your promotions. Also watch out for in house hiring. If your name is not already recommended, put it up.
7.Be true to yourself: You do not have to suck up to your boss and take everything your employer throws at you to move ahead in the office. Maintain your self-respect and be true to yourself. You will get ahead no matter what. People will respect you when you don’t bend or when you are not a doormat.
Above all set a career path for yourself and know where you will be in a few years. Learn to manage and your time. This will keep you motivated and help you achieve your targets.