If you work in a big office or work remotely, your boss may not even be aware of some of the great things you're up to. Bosses are busy people, after all. Consider sending them a weekly status update to keep them apprised.
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Eric Barker over at Time.com has recommendations for a number of emails you can send to make your life better. Among them: a simple email to your boss each week that lets them know how you've spent your time. Sometimes, your performance just isn't visible to your boss and this is an easy way of making sure it is. And even if your group is small and you interact with your boss regularly, a status update can be a great tool for making sure things run smoothly.