5 Easy Ways To Prove Yourself At Work
If you’ve got a difficult boss, backstabbing colleagues or even if you’re just having a bad day at the office, it can be difficult to feel like you’re getting anywhere in you career. But if you’re committed to your job and doing your best, there’s no reason that you shouldn’t get the respect you deserve for a job well done.
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It’s easier than you think to get recognition and acknowledgement for your work. Here are a few easy ways to make yourself stand out.
Don’t hold yourself back
Even if you feel like a fraud, take a minute to step back and remember how you got here. It was hard work and you deserve to be where you are.
Ask others to take a second look
If you see double standards being applied to a colleague (or to yourself), put in place specific standards for performance evaluation. Ask managers to explain the reasons for their evaluations and hold them accountable for their decisions.
Keep real-time records
Maintain a regular log of objectives you’ve met and compliments you’ve received on your work. It sounds cheesy but these will be useful in the long run to highlight your accomplishments and remind people (especially when it comes to performance review time).
Form a posse
Your colleagues can be instrumental in reminding others that you are very good at what you do. Whenever someone interrupts you at a meeting, or you see it being done to another colleague, don’t do nothing — step in politely and suggest they let the other person finish first.
Call out stolen ideas
When a coworker steals ideas (which happens more often than you’d think), remind the group who came up with the idea first. If someone takes your idea, speak up for yourself by saying “Thanks for picking up on that idea. Here are my thoughts…” then add something new.