These days, being good at your job isn’t the only requirement for getting ahead in your career. If key people aren’t aware of you, you’ll likely miss out on opportunities to improve your skills and take on interesting assignments, despite your hard work and good performance”~ Mindtools.com.
So here are three hacks to help get noticed in a crowded world.
Vogue: Madonna said “when all else fails and you long to be something better than you are today..Vogue. We live in a visual world and people make first impressions of you within the first 4 seconds of meeting you so make it memorable.
Do you have a style or are you throwingagainst the wall? Are you playing it too conservative or going overboard? Men, a subscription to GQ won’t hurt. Ladies, you know best but I’ll give you my 2 cents anywho…go with the classics. Check out Allure’s list of the 12 Most Stylish Women of All Time.https://www.allure.com/
Know Your Pop Culture: Become well versed on many different conversation starters (Television, movies, politics and music.) If you’re at a party or waiting in line to get coffee, you’ll always be in the mix of the conversation or be able to get one started.
In my Socially Speaking course, I always remind my clients not to be a One-Trick Pony. I mean it’s great if you know Spock was actually married once, to T’Pring, in season 2, episode 30, but it may be time to expand your wealth of knowledge beyond Star Trek. Yes?
Be A Human Rolodex: The more people you know, the farther you’ll go. Beth Kuhel, wrote in Forbes “If you have influence and share it with nine people, you increase your influence nine-fold.” In simplest terms, if you need something and I can help you, Im more valuable to you?Never burn your bridges. It does you no good to know people if you leave them with a bad taste in their mouth. Always take the high road, even on your way out. People have a way of circling back. My wife always says “burn the ships, but not the bridges.”