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February 20, 2023

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As much as it is very important to be the best at your job, it is also important to ensure you become noticed in your office. You might be missing out on various career development opportunities because, you bosses have no idea who you are and what you are about.

Many people complain about how good they are at their jobs and have so many years of experience, yet are hardly considered for any career development opportunities. This is simply because those that are usually chosen, have made themselves quite visible at the workplace.

A positive personal image in the minds of your team mates and bosses make you the go-to person for certain vital roles.

Here are a few tips to become more visible at work

  • Networking

Networking can sometimes be the most draining activity you can engage in, especially when your workload is already unbearable. However, it can be the best tool for your career. Networking is more than just an exchange of pleasantries at your company’s dinner party or training session. It involves building lasting relationships with your colleagues and bosses. Networking helps you know more about trends in your chosen field of work and company, gives you access to people who have climbed the ladder in your career, and gives you access to so many resources you need for career progression. Make sure you create a lasting and positive image in the minds of people you connect with at all times.

  • Invest In Knowledge

Become valuable to your employers and colleagues. Invest in resources that help you become better in your field. Take up online courses, read books relevant to your field of work and stay updated on trends in your chosen career.

  • Volunteer

Always volunteer to be part of highly visible departmental projects and be sure to take up vital roles in these projects. Taking up new challenges and activities in and out of the workplace proves your willingness and desire to learn more making you easily recognized by your boss.

  • Speak Up

Speaking up during meetings either with your colleagues or with your bosses, is definitely a sure way to get noticed at the work place. Being able to speak up gives your team mates or your bosses the opportunity to know how you feel about various projects being carried out in the office. It’s a good way to bring up ideas and make constructive criticisms. However, know the difference between complaining and giving productive talks, as well as times to speak.

  • Personal Branding

Your personal brand is the unique combination of your skills, experiences, conduct, and personality in general that you showcase to the world. Your personal brand is what comes to mind whenever your name comes up in an environment. Building a positive personal brand in the workplace is very important. A positive personal image in the minds of your team mates and bosses, make you the go-to person for certain vital roles, makes it easy for you to be considered for job promotions and representation of the company during conferences and other meetings. It builds a good level of trust and credibility for you in the workplace.

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