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The early bird gets … noticed

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Do you like getting to the office first and leaving a little earlier than your co-workers? Some people do their best work in the early hours. Yet most people who arrive at the office early don’t get noticed. (After all, no one’s there to see you.) Staying late does.

So how can an early bird get noticed?

“Make sure that your co-workers realize that while they are still at home in a bathrobe, you are at your desk, getting a head start on your day,” says Laura Stack, time-management expert and author of Find More Time and Leave the Office Earlier.

Here’s how:

Handle your correspondence first thing in the morning.

“Your e-mail time-stamp might be the only way someone realizes that you don’t just cut out in the late afternoon because you feel like it,” says Stack.

“Those who leave the office at six or seven at night will also be sure to notice that you answered their question before they’ve even managed to sit down at their desk the following day,” she says.

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