55SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details To get ahead in the workplace, there are various things you must do to set yourself apart from the pack. It’s no longer enough to simply settle for the status quo. Now we must step outside what’s comfortable and push ourselves to the limit in order to get noticed. Here are three easy tricks for standing out in your office, and in life.Establish rapportWe’ve said before that being friends with others at work is not required. But, a smart employee who strives to stand out makes a positive impression with everyone around them. You don’t have to be the jokester or the loudest one at work but building a strong reputation by putting yourself out there is essential. Positive rapport with colleagues, your superior, business contacts, and potential clients can be a real game changer. If others are competing with you for a prospect’s business, you can be sure that if you’ve established yourself with those whose business you seek, you have a definite leg over others in the industry.Be proactiveIt’s fine to wait for instruction and perform your tasks completely and accurately. But, it’s an entirely different thing to take initiative. The first step in this process is to be innovative and to use your own skillset for coming up with new and creativity ideas to advance the business. Present your plans to your manager and demonstrate to them that you are forward thinking. Whether they decide to pursue your ideas is up to them, but by simply presenting them without being asked, you are certainly standing out.Remain loyalIt’s natural for there to be turnover and sometimes drama in the workplace. You’ll be hard pressed to find any office that’s perfect and without its share of sporadic conflict. The key to keeping yourself noticed is to never give in to the pressure to take part in office troubles. Sure, you may have the urge to gossip alongside everyone else, but instead of standing out as a result of getting busted for blabbing, get noticed by remaining loyal to your colleagues, your boss, and the company.
“As a young lad growing up in Croxteth, Duncan Ferguson was a hero of mine,” Rooney told www.evertonfc.com. “As a young player at the club he was an inspiration and when I broke into the first team he helped and looked after me. “I cannot think of a better way to thank Dunc for all he did for me than turning out in his fully deserved testimonial match. Had he not asked me to play I would have gone and supported him on the day as I am sure most other Evertonians will.” In the past Rooney has been subjected to less-than-favourable receptions when returning to Goodison Park as a United player, even kissing his current club’s badge in front of Everton supporters in 2008. However, the hostility has subsided somewhat in recent years and Ferguson spoke of his delight at having Rooney on board for the friendly. “I’m absolutely delighted that the wee man has agreed to play in the game,” added Ferguson, who has not ruled out playing in the contest himself. “Everybody knows that we go way back. I knew him as a kid, he’s a top man and I’m proud as his friend that he’s fulfilled the potential we always knew was there. “Wayne’s a world-class player and I’m genuinely thrilled that he will play on the day, just as I’m so grateful to the club for putting on this game.” Press Association Manchester United striker Rooney and Ferguson were team-mates at Goodison Park in the early part of the last decade before the former left his boyhood club for Old Trafford in 2004. Ferguson’s time with the Toffees will be remembered in a testimonial friendly against Villarreal on August 2 and Rooney, currently out in the United States on United’s pre-season tour, will turn out to honour his “hero”. Wayne Rooney will be back in an Everton squad next month after the England captain agreed to play in Duncan Ferguson’s testimonial.
Ex-Black Stars handed, Michael Essien says Olympique Lyon played a major role in making him a “senior player” at a very young age.Essien joined the French Ligue 1 side in 2003 where he stayed until his big summer move to Chelsea in 2005.While at Lyon, the Ghanaian international won two league titles, and two Trophée des Champions.In an interview with 3news, the former Chelsea star praised the French league team in their ability to nurture young talents into mature players.“It moved me from being a young player to a senior player at a big club, so, it helped me grow up and feature on the big stage.”“I gained a lot of experience in a short space of time.“I think the set-up of the club as a whole and the longevity of the president [has helped], there has been continuity and they also know how to develop good players.“The two titles and Champions League games will be my favourite memories.”Since making the move from Lyon, Michael Essien played for clubs Chelsea, Real Madrid, AC Milan Panathinaikos, Persib Bandung and Sabail in Azerbaijan.Essien, 37, recently announced he has left Azerbaijani club, Sabail, and is without a club at the moment.