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Tips to build solid reputation at work

Krishnendu Chatterjee

Building a great reputation at your first job is not a day’s job as it is an ongoing process and takes some time.  If you have or going to join your first job, make sure to focus on building a great image to progress in life and career as well. A solid image is not only about impressing others but also about building faith and gaining the trust of others. And, all these will help you to progress in workplace and allow you to gel with the team smoothly.

But, in the process of building reputation at your first job don’t try to overdo and start talking and interacting with your colleagues and seniors in a colloquial way. Simply, try to observe the office environment and follow what your boss have to say and then after a month or so try to open up slowly but steadily in a friendly yet professional way.

Here’s how you can start building a solid reputation at work:

Start slowly but steadily to build reputation

In the first few initial days of work, take time to observe the work culture, learn the way around, build work relationships, avoid gossips and don’t react even if you are prompted to. However, make sure to add value to the organization by sharing cool ideas and short discussions with your colleagues and seniors. In the meantime, keep on completing the work assignments given to you and start keeping the main duties at the top of your priority list. With each project, you will start gaining experience and you will start building your reputation without putting any extra effort.

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And, once your probation period gets period and you know a fair bit about the organization, your role and your team, them start making subtle arrangements in your approach, and give it a shot to pitch creative ideas and discuss supportive strategies with the management. 

Become a team player

No one out there can become a sole winner as it is all about working in a team. Therefore, start building friendly relationship with your co-workers and try to gain their trust. At the end of the day, the management will not value your individual thoughts but the efforts made the team. Other than this, if you become adamant and start working on your own ideas without listening to others, your idea may not be well accepted as no one is going to support you in that case.

Therefore, try to gel well with your team, and start appreciating each other’s idea to gain their trust and support. In this way, you can build a solid reputation, which will surely help you in the long run.

Hope with these tips, you can progress ahead in your life and career. In case, you have something to say, please feel free to pen down your thoughts in the comment box below. Also, you can visit jagranjosh.com and subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated with similar stories.

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