Want a raise? Who doesn’t?
Thing is, with so much competition, and the job market constantly evolving, you need to stand out in great ways that will make you impossible to ignore. So yes, if you want to keep your career trajectory moving forward, you need those at the top to notice you. It’s not always as much about self-promotion (which is not a bad thing either!), as it is about getting noticed.
The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high, and we miss it, but that it’s too low and we reach it. True, don’t you think? In the words of Jimmy Johnson: “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”
So, are you ready to take your career to the next level? We have a few strategies (which might not be part of your job description) to make you one of the most indispensable people in the office:
Create a signature look. A consistent fashion statement will make you iconic and memorable. The more you can give people a visual that automatically makes them think of you, the more they’ll remember you.
Fake it till you make it. Don’t ask yourself who you are – ask who you want to become and present yourself in that way. Be confident in yourself and others will have confidence in you.
Focus on why you deserve a raise and not why you need it. You are chock full of talents and skills; create your own development programme by beefing up your resume while learning and developing new skills. Do an online course or cherry-pick courses from top universities to up your knowledge. You will stand out as someone who takes initiative and deserves more responsibility.
Set goals outside your comfort zone and tie them closely to the corporate goals of the company for maximum impact.
Embrace the tech-hungry world head on. Take more of an interest in growing digitally savvy to stay on top of the latest trends.
Develop your soft skills. Communicate clearly, learn the capacity to listen.
Speak up at meetings. Read up on the areas you’re interested in and those that affect you at work day to day. Every boss loves a problem solver and by consistently offering smart solutions you’ll leave a great impression.
Get feedback about your work performance. Question colleagues and other office seniors about your work quality to improve yourself.
Have fun. Start each day on a positive note. Happy, outgoing people at work not only show their own happiness but increase it in others. Research shows that people in good spirits are more productive. If you do your work well and have fun at the same time, you are a force that will definitely impress.
A successful career needs planning, tending and frequent review. You’re in charge, you CAN make it happen by making sure that you stand out in ways that make you impossible to ignore.
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