Monday, December 30, 2013
Drawing Positive Attention To Yourself At Your Job
More than likely, you have heard it said - at least once before in your life - "It's not what you know, but who you know." In the world of business, this is actually quite true. In business, however, it is less "who you know" and more "who knows you." If you are working at a company and wondering why you are not receiving the promotions you feel you deserve, it might be because the right people do not "know" you. If you want the right people to start to take notice of you, the first thing you need to learn is how to stand out at your job. In order to stand out at your job, you need to learn to do more than just draw attention to yourself. After all, you will not be doing much to help you toward that raise or promotion if all the attention you are drawing to yourself is negative attention. Therefore, it is vital for you to learn the ways to draw positive attention to yourself. One of the biggest ways you can draw positive attention to yourself is by silently doing more than what is expected of you. By doing more than what is expected of you, you are sure to get people to notice. By doing it silently - without crowing about it or drawing attention to yourself - people will take positive notice! Maybe you are on a project team; if you are, it should be your silent goal to do more work than anyone else on your team. If you are expected to turn in a report to your boss, make sure the report goes above and beyond what he could have been expecting. You can also draw positive attention to yourself by always being at work early, and by always staying late. If you show up just fifteen minutes early and leave just fifteen minutes late every single day, it will not make a big dent in the other areas of your life, and people will surely take notice. Furthermore, you can probably find thirty "wasted" minutes somewhere else in your day! Instead of wasting these minutes, use them to draw positive attention your way. Is is very easy to get ahead at your job. All you have to do is make sure you do good work, and do it in such a way that it draws positive attention to yourself.