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8 Tips for Boosting Your Reputation at Work

Navigating the career minefields of office politics, colleague interactions, and co-worker conflicts can be tiring as well as overwhelming. It’s hard to know what you’re doing right, what you’re doing wrong, and how you can improve your overall reputation in the office without being way too obvious about your intentions.

Having a little trouble? We scoured the web for awesome resources on how you can seriously up your cred at work and have your colleagues both like and respect you.

  1. A lot of times, gaining a good reputation in the office is as easy as watching your body language and being generally reliable. (Forbes)
  2. A counterintuitive way to up your cred around your co-workers? Go ahead and gossip. (Harvard Business Review)
  3. By doing a little self-promotion for yourself, you can slowly build relationships in the office and get people on your side. (Lifehack)
  4. Don’t fall into a Marissa Mayer situation; understand that different people can have very contrasting views of you, and be ready to fix that. (Business Insider)
  5. A lot of times, understanding how you can demolish your reputation actually makes it easier to avoid those mistakes. (Inc.)
  6. Building on this, whether you’re the new person, the yes man, or the elusive employee, being one of these three types of workers can have hazardous effects on your office reputation. (Wetfeet)
  7. If you have a big or fun personality at work, how can you manage it so that people appreciate it but don’t think it goes too far? (Lifehacker)
  8. If you’re trying to gain some cred in the office, take note that certain conventional work principles don’t always apply. (DailyWorth)

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