Ask for more feedback
You might already be meeting expectations, but exceeding those expectations will help you stand out from the crowd. But first you have to make sure you understand what’s expected of you. Sit down with your boss to figure out what you should be doing and how you can improve. Make it an ongoing dialogue so you can keep your manager up to date on how what your standard procedures are, and offer suggestions about how you can make them even better, says Bruce Tulgan, founder of RainmakerThinking and author of It’s Okay to Manage Your Boss. “You’re put in a position where the manager feels more confident delegating more responsibility to you,” he says. “That’s you to create an upward spiral.” Try these other tips for building trust with your boss.
Take a Myers Briggs test
On your day off, set some time aside to do a Myers Briggs personality test, suggests Hayes Drumwright, CEO of POPin and author of Management vs. Employees. When you get your results, don’t just shrug them off—take some time to analyze what it says about your strengths and weaknesses. “When you have an understanding of what those strengths are, focus on working on the projects and things that show what those strengths are or lean in to what those strengths are,” says Drumwright. Here’s what your handwriting could reveal about your personality.