12 Ways To Build The Best Relationship With Your Boss

September 13, 2017

If you ever think there may come a time when you’ll need your boss to write you a letter of recommendation or make a call on your behalf–and there probably will–then follow these tips for building a better relationship with your superior. She’ll likely be happy to help you out!…

THEY CHANGE OVER TIME.

September 13, 2017

Your relationship with your boss today isn’t necessarily going to be the relationship you have with your boss a few years from now. Don’t get too hung up on the current relationship. When you work for someone the relationship is always going to be intensified. Eventually, you will both move…

RECOGNIZE THAT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH EVERY BOSS WILL BE DIFFERENT.

September 13, 2017

Some will be great and others not-so-great–it’s typically a personality thing. Some bosses are going to notice some things about you and others will notice other things. Your personality might rub one boss the right way but another boss another way. Such is work life.

DON’T LET YOUR BOSS’S MOOD BUG YOU.

September 13, 2017

The best thing you can do is be consistent–personality wise and work wise. Some people are moody. You can’t change who someone is. Be aware of your boss’s mood and then go on with your day like normal. The best thing you can do for your boss’s mood is act…

DON’T WAIT FOR PRAISE.

September 13, 2017

Whenever people tell me they are waiting for praise, it feels immature to me. Why does someone need to tell you that you are doing a good job? Why can’t you be confident in the work you are putting out into the world? Some people get so caught up in…

IF YOU’RE GOING TO TAKE OFF WORK …

September 13, 2017

Try to provide as much advance notice as possible when going out of town or taking days off. Let your boss plan for this as much as possible and of course, only take sick days when really needed. Successful executives need reliable consistent people who aren’t going to take advantage…

GET TO KNOW YOUR BOSS’S COMMUNICATION STYLE.

September 13, 2017

One of our former ambassadors, Dalida, who now works at FindLaw.com (a Thomson Reuters company), says, “For me, one of the hardest parts of my first job was understanding everyone’s communication style. There are people who explain everything flat out and there are those who don’t explain anything. There are…

GET IN BEFORE YOUR BOSS.

September 13, 2017

I’ve talked to several executives who all say that it’s a great feeling to walk into work every day and see the same person sitting there–day after day. These busy executives need someone to rely on, someone to depend on. The more trust they build with you, the more projects…

DON’T LEAVE THE OFFICE BEFORE YOUR BOSS LEAVES.

September 13, 2017

Leaving before your boss doesn’t set a great precedent. Just sit tight, get organized, and work on tomorrow’s to-do list or work pile. If you’re out of tasks to do, read the industry trades–make the most of your time in the office. You don’t want your boss to come out…

YOU DON’T NEED TO BE BEST FRIENDS WITH YOUR BOSS.

September 13, 2017

They don’t need to know everything about you or your personal life. Unless your boss sends you a friend request, don’t be Facebook friends. It’s okay to follow your boss on Twitter as it’s not as intimate a network as Facebook. It’s also okay for you to follow them on…