Ask for Help by Providing a Solution

Everyone needs help with their job on occasion and you shouldn’t be afraid to turn to your boss for guidance. Keep in mind, however, that how you ask for help can make a big difference in how your boss perceives you. Don’t approach your supervisor without preparing and ask, “How do I do ___?”

Managers don’t want to do your work for you. Instead, explain what you know and what your intended course of action is. Ask your manager for her feedback or buy-in. This will give her something to respond to and will show her that you’ve taken the initiative to think the problem through.



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