Keep updating your skills
From the beginning of your career, you have to be a fast learner. IN the beginning, your boss will take you under his wing and teach you the tricks of the trade and you need to quickly learn the techniques and apply become a veteran employee. Everyone likes a fast learner and a dependable employee. You need to try to learn as fast as possible and start showing that you are dependable. If your boss has to constantly keep reminding you about your daily tasks this won’t be good for your career.
Improve your communication skills
It is very important for you to understand the nature of each person likes to be communicated to. Some may like a detailed discussion on a topic while others might want to keep it simple. You should know what type of person your boss is to communicate effectively. You might need to communicate with a team of your own later on in your career and then you would need to communicate properly with your teammates. You might need to communicate with clients too on behalf of your boss. It is very important to have good communication skills and also to understand how each person likes to communicate.
To be a good employee you sometimes would need to take initiative. If you work as an average employee you wouldn’t be remembered. It is important to take initiatives sometimes when you feel confident about it and you are sure you can do it. This shows your leadership skills and your boss would think that you are responsible and think of getting you promoted. The things you do every day won’t get noticed much but the things that nobody expected you to do would be noticed by everyone. Taking a successful initiative makes you like an angel in the eyes of your boss. He would start seeing you as an earth angel and learn to trust you with more responsibility.
Understand the requirements
It is very important to understand the goals and requirements of an assignment handed to you. You should clear out the details and every specific with your clients. After understanding the requirements start setting daily goals to meet the requirements and make a schedule. Your boss would help you set up a schedule when you are a beginner but with time, you should be able to figure out about making your own schedule.
You should not be impatient about receiving credit for your work. It might take a while for your boss to notice your efforts. But if you keep working consistently and keep delivering what is required of you and more it is a certainty that you will receive your well-deserved recognition soon.
It is important for you to show to your boss that you are capable of accepting challenges. Afterall it is he who decides about giving you further opportunities.