To get anywhere today in a scientific role you need to get noticed in the workplace – here’s how:
Dress to impress
As the saying goes, dress for the job you want. Dress professionally and appropriately – by dressing smartly you will command the attention of your colleagues and superiors and increase your confidence.
Have impeccable timekeeping
Always be on time for work, if possible arrive a little early in order to fully prepare for the day, or meeting ahead.
Blow your own trumpet
Keep a record of your achievements and make sure your boss knows about them.
Always complete all tasks to deadline – remember it is better to under promise and over deliver on a consistent basis.
Make a concerted effort to walk around the office at least once a day – this is an ideal opportunity to find out what your colleagues are working on and see what you can help with or to simply have a chat.
Step up to the plate
If an opportunity or task arises and you have the capacity to complete it to deadline, raise your hand high and take it on board.
Learn, learn, learn
There is always something new to learn that will help you be more productive in your work. Strive to learn something new each day, no matter how big or small it might be.
Be a mentor
Always be helpful and share your knowledge with others in the workplace. By doing this, in the long-term you will definitely reap the rewards.