“It’s not bragging if you can back it up.”
~ Muhammad Ali
Do you consider yourself to be a hard-working employee? Do you possess the right talent, skills, and know-how for the job? If you answered yes to these questions and are still left wondering why you haven’t been presented with the best opportunities at work, well, there’s one critical element you’re missing: self-promotion.
Working hard is not enough.
If you think working hard is enough to get ahead, you’re mistaken. In today’s fast-paced cutthroat work environment, the best opportunities don’t go to the most diligent and hard-working employees; they go to those who do a really good job of marketing themselves.
If you understand this, you’ll realize why at certain times in your career you may have felt that someone less talented with inferior performance got promoted instead of you. Yes, you need to have the proper technical skills and qualifications for the job, but those who have a knack for successfully marketing themselves and building their own reputations will most likely race ahead of those who shy away from self-promotion.
Learn how to market yourself.
Successful self-marketing takes courage. If you’ve got what it takes and are ready to get ahead in your organization, you’ll need to learn the three essential steps of self-marketing success: http://www.leader-values.com/wordpress/3-ways-to-quickly-move-up-the-career-ladder-joel-garfinkle/.
If you regularly implement these three steps for effective self-promotion at work, you’re sure to get ahead of your coworkers in the race to the finish line.
Read my book, Getting Ahead, to find out exactly what you need to do to stand out and get ahead at work.