Have you ever wondered what your boss really thinks while greeting you in the elevator? You’re not alone! But to get to that answer, it is not advisable to go and ask him directly. The following tips can help you to read his thoughts and use the information to climb a few steps higher on the corporate ladder.


  1. Bosses will look at your profile

Every time you post something on Facebook, ask yourself would you like that post to be seen by your boss. Be careful with the information you share on social networks. You would not like your superior to see the images taken on your last weekend out, or your opinion about your colleagues.


  1. It is all in the attitude

No matter what environment you are working in, company policy is very important and is worth your respect. What your boss probably will never tell you is that your ability to collaborate with colleagues is sometimes more important than the fulfilment of your job tasks. In most cases, although fulfilling tasks without error, if your colleagues consider you annoying and rude, it is less probable that the boss will decide to promote exactly you.


  1. Dare to ask for more

As much as you deny it, bosses love employees who have personality and are not afraid to show it. No one will be particularly impressed with the report that you have made on time and left it on the table. If you believe you deserve it, do not be afraid to ask for a raise or promotion.


  1. If you want to look important, dress important

Although your supervisor has better things to do than focus on your clothes and business etiquette, if you fail in this segment, you could feel the negative effects. Believe it or not, it just might be the reason to prevail in the decision of who will get the promotion.


  1. Solve problems by yourself

Most employees go to the boss with problems and expect him to resolve them. However, employees who stand out in the crowd are the ones who will offer a solution to the problem. If, for example, you have a problem with making a specific project or with the cooperation of the client, tell the problem to your boss and offer at least three possible solutions – what you thought in advance will be appreciated.


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  1. Don´t be shy

Your boss may not know exactly what you did and that you have completed all your projects. Therefore, when you end your next project, send a thank you note to your colleagues, but include your boss´s address as well.


  1. Be Responsible

No matter if you’re late with your project or have failed something, do not try to blame others or look for the culprit elsewhere. Hardly anyone will want to promote a person who is not able to take a well-deserved fall for the team. Terms such as ‘I’m sorry’ and ‘it will not happen again’ can ensure career advancement.


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Myriam Balerio is the founder and writer of PA Privé. After kick starting her career as a PA and finding success as an assistant, Myriam later trained in digital and online marketing and has since combined the two disciplines in creating PA Privé, the platform through which she provides sage advice for those in the assistant profession and a network for like-mined PAs and EAs to connect. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Myriam has lived in London for over 10 years and currently lives in London with her husband and French bulldog.


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