To get the boss to notice that you are beyond a number on the employee payroll list requires effort. I suggests a few ways to make sure you stand in your supervisor’s line of vision.
1) Make Boss Look Good
S Apte, an HR assistant manager in an Pune-based automotive company, says one should always make sure the boss looks good in front of his seniors. “If there are presentations that your boss has to show his seniors, then make them error-free,” he says.
2) Speak up at Meetings
Not many people come up with out-of-the-box suggestions during meetings since they are wary of the reaction, so innovative ideas will always get noticed, says Srinivas Nanduri, partner, board & leadership hiring for the Indian arm of executive search firm Maxima Global.
3) Show Team Spirit
A team member will get noticed by the boss if he or she lends a helping hand to others. However, this should only be done when your work is complete.
4) Complete the Loop
A senior should always be kept in the loop of the work done by the employee. A mail marking a copy to the boss is a practice one can adopt, even if an assignment is beyond key result areas.
5) Reach Out for More
Popping into the boss’ cabin and seeing if he or she needs help with a project will project you into the limelight. An employee who takes out time to discuss other company-related projects and future prospects of tasks, shows he or she wants to be a decision-make.