We’ve all seen it. That colleague who is constantly telling everyone about all the great things he has done. He never misses an opportunity to forward an email from a client who has praised him or announce in a meeting that big new piece of business he just won. You tell yourself, “If I just keep working hard, eventually they will notice all of the great things I’ve done for this company.” Wrong! I No matter how competent or experienced you may be, if you fail to promote yourself you may find that you are overlooked for promotions and plum assignments. As women, we tend to have a strong aversion to self-promotion. From the time we are young girls we are often taught to be modest and humble. We don’t want to be seen as obnoxious or – God forbid – egotistical and so we are polite and self-deprecating, or we downplay our achievements. If this sounds like you, resolve to step out of the shadows and let your light shine. Make a commitment to strategically share the great work you do to create more opportunities for yourself at work and beyond. Here’s how:
The bottom line? We are each born to this world with many gifts to share. Go ahead and toot your own horn!