Create a good reputation
There are many ways to create a good reputation. Your actions will speak for themselves so let others know what you can do and how you can do it. Here are a few basic guidelines to consider so you can manage your reputation.
Keep your word.
If you say that you will do something, then you need to do it. When you do this you become known as a person who gets things done, does what they say they will do, and is reliable and dependable. These are the things you want to be known for.
Take the time to help others. This helps you develop a strong rapport and bond with your coworkers, lets them know you care about their work as well as your own, and sends the message that you are a team player willing to pitch in to help out.
Set high standards.
Set high standards for yourself and others in the workplace. Become known as the person who does things right, who goes above and beyond what is required, and who performs high quality work. Your work will speak for itself when you do it with high standards.
Do more than is expected.
Go beyond the minimum requirements for the job. If you are always on the low end, just passing the minimum, then you will be known as someone who scraps by. On the other hand, if you are always doing more than is required you will become known as the person who is thorough, reliable, and willing to do what it takes to ensure that things are done well.
Be a role model to others. Help others achieve their career goals through your example, informal coaching, and assistance to help others follow you on your path up the career ladder. As you provide a role model for others, many will come to see you as a leader in your field, organization, and community.
Be community minded.
Look for ways to volunteer, help your community, and help those in need. This shows a commitment to the community as a whole and not just your own self interests.
As you can see, there are many ways to create a good reputation. Do what it takes to create a top reputation and your reputation will proceed you in the workplace.