Climbing up the career ladder is on everyone’s mind in today’s competitive workforce. As a single employee out of many striving for recognition and promotion, there are some ways to get noticed for your contributions at work. We’ve put together a list of the top 5 best ways to get noticed, without overtly self-promoting. Follow these tips to ensure you’re doing everything you can to showcase your talents and achievements at work.
1. Be Yourself
The number one way to perform your best work is to be yourself. It seems obvious, but is actually harder said than done in the workplace. It can be easy to unconsciously conform to those around you, but authenticity allows for you to rise to your highest potential and deliver your best work. When you are comfortable and having fun with what you do, the atmospheres around you will reflect that. Natural confidence and work ethic stemming from being yourself sets you apart from the rest, and is reflected in your work.
2. Lend a Helping Hand
Helping your colleagues succeed is a powerful move to display not only confidence in your knowledge, but your collaborative skills as well. Cooperating and helping coworkers will not go unnoticed. Employers look highly upon employees that not only excel in their own work, but help coworkers excel too. This shows the employee’s loyalty in bettering the company as a whole.
3. Take Risks
Know when to play it safe and when to take a risk. Never taking a chance to try something new will result in to going by unnoticed. By changing the way you do things every once in a while, it will keep your work fresh and interesting. Showing that you are able to test new ways to make the company better will be greatly appreciated.
4. Do More
Approach each day with the desire to do more than just what your job description contains. Expanding your sphere of influence at work by going above and beyond what is expected of you is a surefire way to get yourself noticed. Seek new responsibility to demonstrate your ability to manage you workload and eagerness to continue to learn more.
5. Ask Questions
Whether for clarification on an assignment, or just general curiosity on a topic, questions are incredibly useful to get you and your work noticed. You can prevent a mistake or misunderstanding to represent itself within your work by asking questions about an assignment or something discussed in a meeting. Proactively asking questions emphasizes your investment and attention to the work at hand.
Written By: O. Greeendyk