Tips That Help You to Be on Top at Workplace

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.

  1. Are you able to receive unemployment in the state of Ga if you receive lump sum severance (which was the same pay as a 2 week regular paycheck)

    1. Sid,

      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.

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      1. I’m confused the article is about extending unemployment benefits in Texas but there hasn’t been any approved Emergency extensions since 2013. Can you clarify this.

        1. Glo,

          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.

  2. I’m attemptiing to file my first weekly claim since my layoff, however, my PIN# is not correct. what do I do to get my correct PIN# , please?

  3. I have exhausted my unemployment benefits in Texas but my calendar year does not end until September. Do I have to wait until the calendar year is over in Texas, to apply for unemployment benefits in New York in which I have available quarters?

    1. Mattie,

      As much as I am aware, UI benefits are only a one-time cycle. Please call the Claims Center for clarification.

  4. Help ran out of unemployment benefits for the pass 8 years i have worked at Hexion speciality chemical plant in Brady Texas how can i get my benefits extended

    1. Roderick,

      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.

    1. Annette,

      You can visit the official website of the Unemployment Office and ‘login’ to check the claim status. Alternatively, you can also call the Claims Center.

      PS: It should not take 6 weeks to process the initial claim. Please chase at regular intervals.

    1. Jocelyn,

      Unemployment is offered to claimants who’re able and available for work. Please call the Unemployment Office to ascertain if you can apply.

  5. I have been working for the same company for the past 11 years. I started out cleaning apartments, then landscaping and finally Asst. Manager for the past seven years. However, the owner/ manager had us all sign papers claiming we were “Independent Contractors.” I worked Monday thru Friday from 8am – 5pm the entire 11 years. Obviously, in reality, we had Never been “Independent Contractors.”
    Finally, October 2018 we became employee’s. On May 10, 2019 he sold the business which puts us all out of work. I tried filing for unemployment, but, I don’t have enough quarters in. Assuming I’m still out of work, can I wait for the next quarter to end, thus giving me the 2 quarters I need or will it not make a difference.

    1. Lea,

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  6. I have been working as an hourly employee for the last 4 months. Currently the board of the nonprofit agency came to me and told me that I had to file a 1099 or go to part time or find a new job. I have a scheduled time that I report to work. What are the laws here in Florida about who can receive a 1099

  7. I am unemployed and currently going to a community college. How can I apply for federal assistance?

    1. Carol,

      If you’re able and available for full-time employment, you can directly go to the website of the Unemployment Office and apply.

  8. I have worked in AZ since March 2016. However, I moved lived and worked for my employer in CA since 08/02/1982. Can I apply for Cali unemployment benefits?

    1. Robert,

      You should be applying from the state where your employment was based. Employers generally remit unemployment taxes to the state where the employee is based.

      1. How long does it take Washington state unemployment to deposit your back pay after they receive the determination letter from OAH stating I won my appeal?

  9. I have been trying for over a month to file and I still do not seem to be able to do it, but I finally got to the correct place, I think.

  10. Cumberland NJ Unemployment Center kept me on hold for 2 hours; I finally had someone answer my call, after providing my information and question regarding the status of my NJ Unemployment Claim the representative disconnected my call.

  11. Excellent list of things to help execute better. Even taking 3 or 4 of these that one does not currently utilize could help immensely.

    1. How did you calculate the total weekly Illinois benefit of $1495? Also, why isn’t Washington and Minnesota listed in your top 5 states with the highest paid unemployment insurance compensation?

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