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Strategies on Advancing at Work

Self-marketing is a proven strategy for job growth. When marketing yourself on the job remember these tips:

Use positive statements, beginning each one with "I."

  • "I have five years of experience in vocational rehabilitation."

Timing is critical.

  • Make sure that you have people's undivided attention.

Maintain good posture and eye contact.

  • You want to convey a positive and believable message.

Present only one goal at a time.

  • People tend to get confused when you overload them with a lot of ideas.

Keep goals consistent.

  • Keep your message constant and try to negotiate a mutually beneficial solution.

Be persistent.

  • Building relationships takes time and genuine interest in the other party; therefore you must follow up regularly.