• If you want to get ahead in your career, you have to work hard, solve problems, and become a valuable asset to your company.

  • These steps alone are not enough, though.

  • If you are aiming high up the ladder and have several steps to go, don’t make the mistake of sitting back and thinking your hard work will automatically be recognized.

  • You have to be the bullhorn and make sure that the right people know about the great work you are doing.

  • This starts with establishing an open and communicative relationship with your direct supervisor; share the highs and lows with her in an effort to gain support and recognition.

  • Keep a file of your accomplishments so that you can present them during performance reviews or interviews for promotions; you won’t remember every detail, so write it down.

  • Get involved with other departments that may need help. This helps you create a reputation of going above and beyond and sets you up for praise to leaders in departments other than your own.

  • Don’t worry about tooting your own horn. The tips above will not make you seem like a bragger; you will handle things much more subtly than that.

  • Also, remember why you are doing this. You are not simply boasting about how great you are; you are taking necessary steps to elevate yourself in the long run.

  • Do you have any ideas on how to shine the light brightly on your accomplishments at work? Share your thoughts in the comments section.


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