Tips That Help You to Be on Top at Workplace

Author : William

Updated : June 12th, 2019

Workplaces are getting extremely competitive day by day owing to an assortment of the talent pool from all age groups coupled with performance oriented policies from organizations. The bottom line is that everybody wants to be on top. After all, superior performance is always appreciated and rewarded. Some of our personal and collective strategies towards achieving success at the workplace may or may not work.


The key to unlocking success is to keep trying. Here is our list of just 5 simple tips which is sure to aid you to be on top at the workplace. Quite literally.

1) Ability to Perform

Most of us work in teams, performing a similar job with common objectives. As a member of the team, it’s paramount for us to understand the indices and work in sync accordingly. We must set personal goals within this ecosystem and aim at an exleperary performance by taking co-workers into confidence. Helping your co-workers scale up also adds massive value to your personal growth in the team.

Choose to exceed expectations over meeting them. Start your task early and always ensure quality output. Planning is one of the most crucial aspects of ensuring you remain on top of the performance charts within the team.

2) Own Up Initiatives

More than performing your standard duties, this era is all about how you go that extra mile to add value to your clients and company. One of the most visible and accessible tools to be in the good limelight is to take up initiatives outside your job profile. It not only helps you to hone skills but also brings out the innovator in you. For example, concepts and ideas that you utilized in your last job that can be implemented with your current employer for improving the process.

Simple facts such as organizing an ad hoc team meeting, arranging a movie outing for your department etc., speaks volumes of your ability to be a leader.

3) Showcase Your Accomplishments

All of us among the salaried class aim at being recognized as top players in the team. Each one is responsible for our own career and hence, it is the need of the hour to present our individual achievements to the management time to time. Assuming that “it will be noticed” may not do the trick. Record individual milestones, accomplishments and ensure your bring this to the table during appraisal sessions, team meetings and other appropriate forums.

Remaining humble is okay to an extent, being assertive helps. Do not boast of your achievements frequently though.

4) Avoid Negative Emotions

One of the most important tips in this list. Being a pessimist goes against rules in a standard workplace. Avoid instigating gossips, rumors or even being a party to it. If there is an issue, discuss it with your supervisor or manager instead of venting it out with colleagues. It not only affects you, hampers your prospects, but also affects the surrounding bringing down the morale in general.

Remember, there is a sea of difference between personal and professional lives. You should be easily able to change the hats according to the situation and time and not let an event in your personal life affect the work life.

5) Networking

One of the most highly recommended methods to spread your wings within the organization. Networking helps you reach out to new avenues by meeting new people and learning new things. It may also help you make that strategic move of getting a new job or making a move within the organization. Being in constant touch with like minded people will open up a whole new world of opportunities.

So, that was our list of 5 tips directed at helping you nurture your career and be a top performing worker/executive in your organization.

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  1. I am in a unique situation. I would like to know if even though I work for a church that does not pay into unemployment, I have only been here a year and my job previous did pay into unemployment. Would I be eligible for unemployment benefits if I were laid off? This is in the state of Nevada. If so, how long do I have before that is NOT the case? In other words, I know that benefits usually go back 18 months. Would it be the same in this case?

    1. Leslee,

      As much as I am aware, church employees do not qualify to receive UI benefits. Please call the Unemployment Office for clarification.

  2. The unemployment office in Nevada doesn’t answer the phone. They have a recording that says they only take new claims on Monday, and Tuesday, from 8am to 4pm. But if you call at 8am, they tell you that the “Que is already full for the day.” How can that be possible if they don’t start accepting calls until 8am? No wonder unemployment in the United States is DOWN! They don’t accept phone calls after they tell you online that you “have to call to confirm your information” and then they don’t take the calls.

  3. I have called as soon as they open and they just say please call on the next business day I DID and you still didn’t answer

  4. Could you please provide a reference for the following statement in your article – please see below. Thanks.
    “You may also be qualified for unemployment benefits if:
    …You entered Commission-Approved Training and the job is not considered suitable under Section 20 relating to your availability for work, active search for work or refusal to accept suitable work”.

  5. If I exhausted all my benefits last year 2019 and my new benefit year starts back up in Jan. 2020 can I reapply? I still should have money in other quarters from my previous job.

    1. Yvette,

      The E.U.C(Emergency Unemployment Compensation) remains expired. There is no extension available. Please inquire further with the labor authorities in your state by calling them.

  6. Can i receive unemployment if my car broke down and i couldnt work cause i work outta my car and i couldnt afford to get it fixed so i ended up not working there anymore cause the car situation

    1. Willie,

      I can understand your situation. However, I am not sure if you can claim for voluntary reasons. Please call the Unemployment Office for clarification.

      1. Hello,

        I have been unemployed since this past July. My regular unemployment benefits are running out. Can I apply for Emergency Unemployment Benefits after this claim expires? What can I do?

        Thank you,D. ANDERSON

  7. I filed my first bi-weekly claim today but it only took my first week. Are there only certain weeks I can file 2 weeks worth of unemployment?

    1. How strict are they on the school program being less than 2 years for CTB training extension? I have an interview next week for a Training Extension. I started school this week, I am set to finish just a few months over the 2 year mark. Finishing in May 2022.

  8. What if it’s an employer that is threatening over it being personal home life and nothing to do with work or the work place??

    1. Kelly,

      You can be eligible to claim if you resign due to hostile working conditions. Please make sure to check with the Unemployment Office before making a decision.

        1. Paula,

          A copy should be available on the department’s website. You will be able to download after logging in.

  9. I finally start new job on Monday. My work hours are 6;30-6:30pm.
    How can I file my last two weeks if I’m working

    Can I. Call Tuesday? What number?

      1. Hello, I live in the state of Pennsylvania, for reference. I was told on 1/9/2020 I am being let go because of financial issues my employer and office is having. With that, my employer said I can work for the next two weeks to give me time to find another job and if circumstances change they will call me back to work. My question is, Where do I go to figure out my quarter dollar amount earnings for my highest 4 out of 5 quarters. I’ve been with this employer for 7 months, started June 2019. Before that I was unemployed for 5 months and before that I was employed for years up until Feb 2019.

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