How can I 'promote myself' without hesitation?
Rachel Cook , an expert in leadership and work environment, explains 'how to self-appeal in the workplace without feeling uncomfortable' about self-appeal in such a workplace.
In recent years, it has been said that 'self-promotion' that appeals to bosses about their areas of expertise and achievements is important in order to seize opportunities in the workplace, but he resists claiming that he is a wonderful human resource. There should be many people.
How to Self-Promote at Work Without Feeling Icky
Doing great work and delighting clients is important for seizing new opportunities in the workplace, but simply doing the job leads to your own success when your boss or decision maker knows what your subordinates are doing. Only if you are. If your boss or decision maker isn't interested in the performance or abilities of your subordinates, you may not be able to link the success of your project to yourself.
So, Cook said, 'If you want to get ahead at work, just getting a great job is halfway.' Whether or not one's achievements will be shed depends on self-appeal to the boss, and if it fails, growth in the workplace may be hindered. However, there are many people who feel that they are proud of themselves and dislike it, and that it is shallow to desperately appeal to them. Therefore, Mr. Cook summarizes '5 ways to self-appeal so as not to make you uncomfortable' as follows.
◆ 1: Intentionally focus and appeal
If you are hesitant about self-appeal, you need to think of it as a mere 'means for achieving your goals' rather than making it the way you live your life. It's annoying for people to say, 'I've succeeded in this job!' Every time I succeed in something, but if I'm focusing on the specific outcomes I need to achieve the purpose I want to achieve, that's not the case. It doesn't bother you.
Of course, it's important to balance publicity and humility when self-appealing, and don't show off more than you need. For example, it's overkill to show off your graphic design and writing skills, even though your goal is to showcase your ability to listen to your clients' needs. If you keep your humility and make a self-appeal only when you need it, your colleagues will be supportive.
◆ 2: Appeal with other people
Self-appeal is not a zero-sum game in the workplace, and there are times when multiple people, not just one, should be praised at the same time. In many cases, there is help from colleagues and subordinates when they accomplish an important project, and it is said that communicating such 'how other collaborators contributed' is also useful for self-appeal. Cook argues that by appealing the abilities of others along with yourself, you can be evaluated not only as yourself but also as a person who can promote others.
For example, when appealing that he was able to successfully market to a client and start a business, he said, 'Without the excellent research and preparation by his subordinate Sally, this deal would not have been successful.' This allows you to celebrate Sally's achievements while showing off that you have successfully started your business.
◆ 3: Ask questions that show your expertise
Superficial questions such as 'What is the IoT?' And 'How will AI change the industry in the next 10 years?' Can be asked by anyone if the trend is kept down. However, if you are deeply familiar with a particular topic, you should ask advanced questions that you cannot do without expertise when you meet an expert. By showing an attitude of wanting to understand the subject of interest more deeply and responding appropriately to the answers of the other party, it is possible to casually appeal to yourself as 'a person familiar with this field' in the question.
◆ 4: Appeal while seeking feedback
If you achieve a project that leads to something appealing, you need to self-appeal to your boss and decision makers. However, it is unnatural to suddenly complain that 'I have achieved such a wonderful job', and it is difficult for people who are not good at self-appeal to cut out the story.
Therefore, one way is to tell the other person about the achievements by saying, 'I want to analyze the process of things that worked well and make things go smoothly next time.' The important thing here is not to be dishonest, and to receive feedback, you need to understand that you will be criticized as well as positive, and you must be humble and open-minded in your conversation.
◆ 5: Serve others
One of the best ways to show your knowledge and skills is to 'serve others.' For example, if you are familiar with coding, you can hold a workshop or give a lecture to a colleague who is interested at lunch at work to let you know that he is familiar with coding. Cook says that if you have a good presentation ability, you can show off your ability without overt self-appeal through actions such as creating an effective template for the team to give a presentation.
In his final summary, Cook argued that those who are reluctant to self-appeal should keep in mind that 'self-promotion is easy, not sneaky.' Companies pay for their employees in the hope that they will provide value, and if a company can't get its true value because it doesn't appeal to its employees, that's a loss to the company. I will. 'Think of it as a way to let businesses know what you can do and how you can make a bigger profit,' Cook said of his self-appeal.
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