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Are you looking to get promotion? Are you being overlooked? In this article I present the four elements of promoting yourself at work.

Why should you promote yourself? You are in the best place to do so. Otherwise people will see your key results but not all the details of what you do. They also won’t always see how you went about getting the results. Promoting yourself will help you be front of mind when opportunities arise to get promotion. It will also replace any perceptions of you that may be out of date.

Here are the four elements of promoting yourself at work:

First element – You need to believe in yourself – be confident

Confidence is the belief that you will handle whatever happens in a particular situation.  It doesn’t mean that you have to be good at everything, or get everything right. The good news is that confidence can be learned. If you believe in yourself, it is more likely that others will believe in you too.

Second element – Decision makers should be aware of your ambitions

People are more likely to be able to help you if they know what you want to achieve. In order to achieve this, have a proper one to one session where you discuss your ambitions with your boss. Discuss a plan of what you need to do and how they can help.

Third element – Demonstrate your capabilities

Make sure that you are achieving your objectives, or even going over and above. Get feedback to make sure that you are hitting the mark. Its important to understand what your stakeholders think, and address any perception gaps.

Fourth element – Have lots of contacts who know what you can do

Having lots of contacts means you will have a wider view and will also be able to call on more people to help you solve problems. This helps you be better at your day job. You will also hear about opportunities sooner, and people will be more likely to recommend you.

To find out how my coaching could help promote yourself at work so you can get promotion, schedule a free, confidential and no-obligation 30 minute call