PROMOTE! is about getting the promotion, the raise, and keeping your job in the age of downsizing. PROMOTE! is about having the confidence to address your accomplishments with those who control your destiny: Management.
Here’s the Problem
In today’s intensely competitive work world, self-promotion is no longer just a professional responsibility. It’s a career survival skill. Employers must know your real value.
Your career success depends on your ability to properly promote yourself. Yet most people can’t express their value in a way that wows without also bragging or being obnoxious. As an employment and careers expert, Rick Gillis has come to consider this skill gap a deadly deficiency. Left unaddressed, it kills careers.
Here are six PROMOTE! points for your consideration.
Don’t assume that your boss knows exactly what you do. S/he doesn’t.
Embrace the difference between articulating your value and bragging.
Adopt an accomplishment mindset and narrative.
Quantify your worth.
Source and shape your wins.
Master the three-part accomplishment statement.
Are you ready to take your career to the next level? Do you know all that you contribute to your employer on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis? Not likely.
It is Rick’s experience that most people have no idea how much they generate–not just in revenue–but in savings. Time is money. Your efficiency adds value by saving time!
The concept is simple: Speak up for yourself appropriately and powerfully!