Your boss notices a range of things about you, because her job is, well, to keep an eye on you. Whether you like it or not, here are the things she’s observing regularly. Pro tip: Work hard five days a week!
- How early you arrive.
Different work cultures require different hours (some offices don’t even have a set arrival time). Take a cue from your co-workers and get to work around the same time they do.
- …And how late you leave.
Again, you may not have a specified 9-to-5 shift, but reflect on the time you’re leaving work every day. Just make sure you’re not ducking out early Monday through Friday.
- The way you dress.
Note that the field you’re in (or where you live) dictates your dress code. Some offices are totally lax while others are strictly black slacks and blazers. This is another one where you should be taking cues from your colleagues and dressing (relatively) similarly.
- How you’re using technology.
It’s common sense, but you should be focusing your use of technology on work.
- The words you use.
This is fairly basic, but you really shouldn’t be cussing up a storm around your co-workers, in or out of the office.
- If you’re fitting in.
Attend work events. Round up your co-workers for happy hour. Your boss wants to see that you’re a good suit for the team.
- How you manage your time.
It’s important to prioritize and meet deadlines, always. After all, you’re there to work.
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