Things You Will Need
Pay attention to your boss' priorities
The most important step is to know your boss' priorities. It's important to do your job to the best of your abilities but make sure you know your boss's precedence before putting your heart, soul, and energy into it. Otherwise, it's a waste of your time and your boss's payroll. Make sure you stay ahead of the game with whatever it is and move forward accordingly. Your boss' priorities must always be your priorities as well.
Deadlines must be met
It's one thing to give one hundred percent to your whatever it is your working on, but you must also be sure it is finished on time, if not, before its deadline. There is no way a boss does not notice an employee who gives one hundred and ten percent, not only doing the job, but getting it done before it is due.
Sincerity pays off
You most likely want to be at the same job long term, so make sure you are sincere. You may cheat a person once, but most likely you will not be able to do it again. No one has ever gotten ahead through brown-nosing, back-stabbing, bad-mouthing, etc. A boss appreciates an honest employee showing bounds of integrity will always go far.
Speak the same Language
Allow yourself to try to be more like your boss. If your boss is a stickler for puncuality, be on time if not early. Unnecessary leaves are looked down upon, so try to limit your leaves. If your boss is a very organized person, keep yourself organized. Present things to him in a very organized way through taking a print out of important things before you present it to him.
Put More On Your Plate
There are always employees who want to shed some of his/her responsibilities, so take advantage of them and handle those responsibilities. Your boss will surely notice the added responsibilities and will know he can depend on you. It may even show in your paycheck.
Get Along With Others
As the saying goes, " There's no I in team." Be a teamplayer and keep a good rapport with everyone that you work with. Your boss knows who it the least-liked as well as the most-liked. Show your boss that you can help, guide and support others as well as share the praise that comes along with working as a team.
Building credibility is very important in building your co worker's trust as well as your boss' trust. Strive to learn something new everyday with energy and pride. Do everything with enthusiasm and passion and it will pay off.
Boss' Like Compliments
Complimenting your boss doesn't mean "brown-nosing". Compliment him the same way you compliment your co workers. Just be careful that you don't give unnecessary praise. Don't give the impression that you are "kissing-up." As long as your compliments are genuine, you can't go wrong.