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|How to Promote Yourself at
Self-promotion is important to career success.
Don't simply wait for someone to notice you and
decide to promote you or give you a raise. You
need to be active since if no one sees how much
you contribute to the company, you will continue
to miss the promotion opportunities and raises.
Create your opportunities:
Look for opportunities to improve things in your
company. Try to pick a situation where you can
apply your experience and skills to solve the
problem. Write a memo to the manager of that
area, outlining the improvement opportunity
you've discovered and highlighting how you can
use your skills to resolve the problem.
Don't wait for your organization to discover the
same need first.
Volunteering is another way to get people to
notice you while expanding your knowledge in
critical areas of the company. Volunteering also
provides a great way to earn a reputation for
being cooperative and for going beyond the
minumum of what is asked of you. These are
qualities that make you appear worthy of a
promotion. While you are volunteering you may
even discover an opprtunity for improvement in
the company that you have the skills and
experience to resolve.
Record everything that you do to enhance the
company's performance. Note the work you did, the
result of your actions, and the impact you had.
Look at everything you do - your key
accomplishments are sometimes actions that you
take for granted.