In addition to accomplishing your everyday tasks, you’re probably trying to impress your boss and make your mark, (and we don’t blame you!). After all, every industry is competitive and the key to succeeding in yours is by not only finishing the assignments expected of you, but also by excelling in the ones that aren’t. With this being said, here are five habits that will help you hone in on your skills and stand out at work.
1. Being Known For Something Specific
From your ability to fix any technological problem within seconds (and without using Google), to your extensive knowledge on social media trends, the traits you possess are unique and the way you incorporate them is what will make you indispensable.
If you can already list your relevant strength, remember to look for opportunities to utilize it at work. No worries if you’re not sure what your knack around the office is— keep an open mind and pay attention to what your coworkers come to you for. By being known as an expert on a specific topic, you’ll establish your role in the company and increase your confidence as a team player.
2. Making Connections Outside Of Your Team
To put it honestly, your talent in finishing the work in front of you is crucial, and so is your desire to make connections with those around you. Although you’ve already attempted to become a better coworker within your team, it’s also a great idea to become familiar with those outside of your department. Strike up a conversation with the receptionist before walking to your desk, invite someone from a different team to join you on a coffee run, and enjoy the feeling of knowing that your friendliness is appreciated and the friendships that come from it will be authentic.
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