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5 ways to Impress Your Boss

5 ways to Impress Your Boss
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A good job is only enhanced by great working relationships with your boss and colleagues. Now we-'re not talking about brown-nosing your way around...

A good job is only enhanced by great working relationships with your boss and colleagues. Now we're not talking about brown-nosing your way around the workplace, but rather developing a good line of communication with your boss. Of course, it's not always easy to develop a great rapport with your manager. However, there are a few things you could do to impress him and get him to take notice of your work.

Be a thorough professional: It is always good to do some homework before you enter office and plan your agenda for the day. Keep yourself updated with current affairs and also relevant information about your workplace, without snooping into personal details that do not concern you. Conduct yourself respectfully and courteously. Do not indulge in mindless gossip with anyone at work, including your employer.

Learn time management: It is always better to be 10 minutes early at work and take control of the situation before it controls you. You need to work smart and be sincere. Time management skills always come handy.

Dress smart: It takes only 30 seconds to make an impression, so make sure you put your best foot forward. However light or casual the atmosphere of your office, make an effort to dress neat and formal. Keep make up minimal and hair neat. Facial hair is an absolute no-no for women. Cleanliness and neatness is the key. Wear cool colours as they give an impression of distance.

No low cut tops or low waist sarees. Skirts should be knee length or below. Kurtas below the hips always, and no garish colours or prints. Wear clean and smart shoes; pointed shoes that give an illusion of length and authority or comfortable ballerinas which are closed in front. Avoid heels more than 2 inches or very noisy shoes. It's worth investing in light summer jackets; team them with a skirt or trousers for a more formal look. Avoid very tight clothes that reveal your figure. Conduct yourself with dignity and class and be sure of the same treatment from your boss and colleagues.

Etiquette: It doesn't have to be complicated. However, there are certain things that can be avoided in public as they can harm your image completely. Being polite, soft spoken and not complaining, definitely gets you rewards. Be respectful and empathetic to people around you. Be punctual and yield respectful courtesies to colleagues or people in a gathering. Being organised and prepared itself creates a name for you. Keep your religious and political views neutral.

Effective communication: Effective communication and your efficiency at work will help you gain the confidence of your boss. Whether online or verbal, craft your messages well and concisely. Choose your tone and words accordingly.

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