3 Ways To Stand Out Among Your Coworkers and Get That Promotion
The workforce is a competitive place. If you’re not willing to put in the time and effort necessary to rise above your coworkers and peers to become the employee your bosses can’t live without, someone else will. So what exactly can you do as a woman in the workforce to make yourself seen? How can you stand out among the many others trying their very best within your company? To show you how, here are three things you may want to consider to help yourself shine at work and get that promotion.
Give Yourself the Best Chance for Success
While portions of a successful career could be attributed to luck or good timing, the majority of people with successful careers will tell you that they got to where they are through their hard work, determination and natural abilities. But how are you supposed to take advantage of all those things? Get a job that matches their personality. That’s what Penelope Trunk advises women to do. By finding a career that works well with your natural abilities and tendencies, you give yourself the best possible chance for success by catering to your already ample talents.
Confidence is Key
In a room full of people, often the ones with the most confidence will stand out among the rest. However, it can sometimes be difficult to know how to build your confidence in the workplace. According to Lindsay Olson, in a U.S. News and World Report article, women can begin to build their confidence in the workplace in several ways. For example, use more assertive words, dress in a way that makes you feel capable, and speaking up when you have an idea or something to say. Even if you feel like your confidence is low at this point, you can always do small things each day to steadily build yourself up and set yourself apart from your coworkers.
Create A Place For Yourself
Large, successful companies often make it easier to blend in among the ranks than to stand out from the crowd. But if you want to be someone who steadily climbs that corporate ladder, you’ve got to find a way to make an impression on your superiors. One way you can do this, according to Jamie Hufford, in her post at FemaleIntel.com, is to become recognized for a specific reason. By doing this, you’ll be creating a place for yourself within your company that no one else can fill quite like you can. You can implement this idea by striving to be known for a specific, positive reason or purpose. Becoming the “go to” person that fills a real need will help your superiors see just how indispensable and important you are to your company.
Some women feel that they’ll always get overlooked when placed next to their male counterparts. But there are many things you can do in the workplace that will show to both your bosses and your coworkers that you mean business. Use the tips mentioned above to show your worth at work and get that promotion you’ve been working so hard for.
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