On the forty-seventh installment of Tristan’s Tips, our amazing host Tristan Layfield talks to us about making our presence known at work. With many of us trying to advance our careers, it’s necessary that we make ourselves known in the workplace. Remember, we can’t expect to be considered for opportunities if no one in the workplace even knows who we are or what value we provide.
Tristan: What’s going on, Living Corporate?! It’s Tristan from Layfield Resume Consulting and I’m back again in collaboration with Living Corporate to bring you another career tip. This week I want to talk to you about making your presence known at work.
With many of us trying to advance our careers, it’s necessary that we make ourselves known in the workplace. Most of us think if we keep our head down and just do our work that our contributions will be enough to be recognized. But you can’t expect to be considered for opportunities if no one in the workplace even knows who you are or what value you provide.
There are so many ways you can begin to increase your presence in the workplace. Since employees and their efforts can so easily get lost in the day to day shuffle, it could be as simple as setting up a biweekly or monthly one-on-one with your boss. This way you’re able to ensure they are aware of what you are working on, what you’ve accomplished, and you can even figure out how you can assist them. You could take it a step further and even set up regular check-ins with teammates for a little extra razzle-dazzle.
When starting a new job, you can make the intentional effort to introduce yourself to people in the office and ask what they do. This could definitely come in handy later when you find yourself in a bind. If you’ve been at your office for a while this could look like office networking, joining employee resource groups, and attending team events.
Another great way to make your presence known is by speaking up at team meetings, offering solutions or assistance with some of the problems other team members may be experiencing. You can also speak up in town halls or company-wide meetings. Asking leaders of your organization intentional questions and/or offering well-thought-out solutions could solidify your spot on the next big company-wide project. You never know.
Remember, in order to become the next leader of your organization you have to understand and leverage the power of your presence.
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