Want to be seen as a go-getter, on top-of-things kind of person at work? The best advice is to just go ahead and BE a go-getter, on top-of things kind of person. But here’s another tip. When you have a meeting or an interview or negotiation, come in with paperwork.
Have notes or reference material, something to show that you’re prepared! People will take you more seriously. It has been studied.
A clear majority of people think someone in a meeting with a lot of paperwork is the most prepared.