Monday, February 22, 2016
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." And when it comes to the business world, this quote is quite true. In business, however, it is less "who you know" and more "who knows you." Maybe you have been wondering lately why you are not getting the raises and promotions you feel you have earned; well, it might just 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. There is a lot more to standing out at your job than just drawing 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. Instead, you need to know how to draw positive attention to yourself. By silently doing more than what is expected of you, you will be doing one of the biggest things possible for drawing positive attention your way. By doing more than what is expected of you, people will take notice. And people will take positve notice as you silently do more than what is expected - that is to say, as you do more than what is expected, without crowing about it or "making sure" people 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. When you turn in a report to your boss that he requested, the report should go much further than he could ever have expected. You can also draw positive attention to yourself by always being at work early, and by always staying late. This might seem like it will make a big dent in your life, but even by consistently showing up fifteen minutes early and staying fifteen minutes late, you will ensure that people take notice. And if you look at the rest of your life, you will surely find that there is thirty minutes of wasted time in there somewhere! You can draw positive attention your way just by cutting out these thirty wasted minutes and using them for work. It is not difficult to get ahead in the business world. You only have to make sure you are doing good work, and you have to make sure you are doing this good work in such a way that you are drawing positive attention to yourself.