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Posted June 06, 2016 by

Why employees should put extra effort into impressing the boss

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At the very beginning of your career, you may be faced with the fact that all the knowledge and the diplomas in the world will not be enough to save you if you are on your boss’s bad side. You will end up watching from your cubicle how other people are getting promoted, while you are sitting there and doing the same things you have done on your first day at work.

You see, when people graduate they are full of confidence and hope, and that is not a bad thing, but books and tests are just the basics that should be upgraded with experience and interpersonal relationships. One of the people who can affect your professional growth the most is your boss, and you should do your best to make that relationship productive and mutually beneficial.

Learning from your boss

One of the main reasons why you should have a good relationship your boss is the opportunity to learn from someone who is in a position you would love to be in the future. If you are constantly giving your maximum with work tasks and showing consistency and dedication, you will have the right to participate in some important conversations and find out many valuable things, not only about the company you are working in, but also about the road to success.

Self-improving

At first, your motivation may be just to impress your boss, but as time goes on, your dedication and efforts will grow to become habits and make your career success even more certain. Showing up to work early and taking initiative might seem like “sucking up” to your boss to other employees and to you yourself, but actually, when you think about it, there is nothing wrong with these actions. On the contrary, they showcase you as a well-educated and ambitious man/woman.

You are the image of your boss

… and vice versa. A good boss surrounds himself with competent people, and if you show to be anything other but that, you will not only make your boss look bad, but also create a negative image about yourself, which can impact your position in the firm, and even future employment opportunities. If you on the other hand, do your best to make your boss succeed, you will show that you are a great employee worthy of going up the corporate ladder.

Improving your current job

If you want to love the job you are doing, you have to make it a job you can love. The best, and possibly the only way to do so, is to make your boss fond of you. If you are consistently productive and assigning for the difficult tasks, you will have a more pleasant relationship with your boss, which will make your working hours less stressful. Beyond that, you will get better assignments and maybe become the right-hand-man/woman.

Getting promoted

The ultimate goal of every employee would never even be considered without a long process of impressing the boss. After all, your boss is the one handling the decisions about transfer of the employees to a better job. If you notice he is giving you some extra projects and work, accept it with enthusiasm, because this can be a part of grooming you for higher jobs, and eventually even his position. So, make sure you are on his radar by struggling to get new challenges and more recognition, instead of struggling to get your work done.

Some people would love to spend their days at work unnoticed to avoid conflicts and critiques, but by doing so, they are also avoiding praises and opportunities. Do not be one of those people and fight your way up to the top, in a struggle where impressing your boss is your best chance to succeed.

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Nate Vickery, guest writer

Nate Vickery, guest writer

Nate Vickery is a marketing manager and a blogger. He is also the editor-in-chief at BizzMarkBlog.

Posted October 24, 2015 by

7 job hunting tips for recent graduates

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Mini graduation cap on a job application form. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Have you recently graduated? Your first instinct was to have loads of fun, reconnect with your old friends, and visit a place you always wanted to see. That’s great; every graduate should get some time off to destress before diving into the real world. Sooner or later, you’ll have to get serious about job hunting. The sooner you put yourself out there, the more chances you’ll be able to grab.

The world is tough. You’ll face many challenges and you won’t find the perfect position as soon as you start applying for jobs. Your hopes for an interview might remain unanswered at first. Does that mean you should give up and wait for an opportunity to hit you? Of course not! It means you need to change your strategy. (more…)

Posted August 26, 2015 by

Is Your Resume “Hire Worthy”?

young smiling woman holding her resume and applying for a job

Young smiling woman holding her resume and applying for a job. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When creating your resume, you are probably thinking about including enough information that will get you an interview.  While that is the goal, a job seeker should also focus on whether or not his or her resume is “hire worthy”.  In other words, if you were the employer, would you be impressed with your resume to hire you?  Does it meet all of the expectations an employer is looking for?  Here are some tips to write a resume that reflects the best you, which can turn you from a job seeker into a job candidate. (more…)

Posted May 05, 2015 by

The Importance Of Development And Training In The Workplace

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Boris Dzhingarov

Training is vital for the employees of a company and the truth is that most of the employees of small to medium companies do not have growth opportunities because of the lack of a solid training program that is used by the employer.

Attending training sessions automatically means missing out on work so many business managers believe that this is a drawback. That is definitely not the case. If you take a look at our Blue Jeans for HR services, you will see that there is an increase in the number of companies that realize how important it is to develop a proper training and development program at the workplace. This is due to various reasons. The important ones will be highlighted below. (more…)

Posted June 26, 2014 by

Social Media Mistakes that May Put Off Recruiters

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Computer keyboard with blue button for Social media. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

During the last few years, the scope of social media has expanded to include not only our personal but also professional lives. We tend to leave plenty of digital footprints all over the web, allowing for recruiters to see our full profile not just the part we present in our resumes. Learning more about a candidate through social media can sometimes have disastrous effects. Here’s a comprehensive list of all the little details that bother recruiters when checking a candidate’s suitability for the job through social media profiles. (more…)

Posted June 24, 2014 by

How College Graduates Can Be Brazen on Their Jobs

At work, just like in life, confidence makes a difference in how we feel about ourselves.  College graduates working on jobs who need a more brazen attitude can learn how to get it in the following post.

You know how some words have an energy about them? Brazen is one. It gives an energy of power and confidence. Whereas its antonyms — timid, shy, meek — have a much different energy. Interesting how a simple word — brazen — can make us feel a certain way and elicit a sense of

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Posted May 20, 2014 by

5 Qualities of Top-Tier Bosses

Ken Sundheim

Ken Sundheim, Chief Executive Officer at KAS Placement

The best bosses are the ones who can turn a good organization into a great company.  They are the individuals who consistently push their employees to become better, more engaged and enable them to adapt to oncoming changes in the corporate landscape.

Instead of suppressing employees, top-tier bosses encourage smart ideas, open conversation and creativity.  They reward the employees who deserve recognition instead of promoting those who simply agree with them.

Regardless of industry or size of company, studies have showed that the best bosses share common traits that lead to consistent success.  Below, you’ll find 5 of them. (more…)

Posted December 12, 2013 by

How to find the right Job Opportunity

Kunal Chhibber

Kunal Chhibber

It goes without saying that the more you contact people, the better chance you have of getting a job. Well, this is a fact and you should also try and ask yourself if you are really giving the best. While seeking a online job opportunity, it is important to know that there’s a “correct way” of applying. In case you not getting the desired results from your job applications, then this post will serve you well. We will be discussing all the details that are required to get through to a job interview. (more…)