Standing out in a busy work environment can be hard (standing out in a good way that is!) If you feel like you are fading into the background at work and often find no one actually calls you by your name, then why not try these 5 ways to get yourself noticed and stand out from the crowd.
1. Be known for something specific
A great way to differentiate yourself from others is to be recognised for a specific reason. This could be anything from being the girl who always brings the tasty treats to staff meetings or being the one who is always first to arrive and last to leave. Find something which will allow people to put a name to your face. Offer to share things with your co-workers or bring donuts on Friday, people will be much more inclined to get to know you that way.
2. Help your co workers
Not only does this show great leadership but it also shows you’re not just out for yourself and are always willing to help others to be the best they can be. Also if you become known for helping people you will find you are trusted with more responsibilities and you will be the person people go to when they need advice or a problem solving.
3. Have a voice
One of the most common causes of fading into the background at work is not speaking out. It can be scary at times to speak out but it will get you noticed, try easing yourself in by giving yourself a target to suggest ideas and contribute at your next staff meeting, rather than sitting quietly and scribbling notes.
4. Become part of the company
Every member of staff comes to work and carries out their daily job routine but if you go that extra mile and take an interest in the company itself (not just your sector) and really immerse yourself in the company, it won’t go unnoticed! Get to know your company’s values, expectations and future goals and become a part of their future.
5. Be Enthusiastic
One of the more obvious steps, however, being enthusiastic about your job is a great attribute. Enthusiasm can be the drive you need to get through certain tough days or large projects. An enthusiastic employee will stand out from more subdued staff and it shows your superiors you want to be there and get the job done.
So next time you step into the office, give some of these a try and see how your work environment can change for the better.
Written by Kelsie Mcphail