If you want to find success in reaching your professional goals, there’s no time like the present to start self-promoting yourself. Everyone knows that hard work, strong work ethics, and excellent job performance are significant in advancing your career. But if you really want to boost your chances of getting ahead, then it’s time to consider key ways to self-promote for your field.
While many assignments are filling a specific need for the company, being able to demonstrate your unique value shows leadership that you’re more than just a temporary solution. Everyone comes to the table with a different set of experiences, so use your experiences and your personal expertise to tailor the terms of the value you contribute to fit the job.
Not only does this leave a more positive impression on leadership and your work as a whole, but it may open up further opportunities for you. This may take the form of additional assignments, or even offers for full-time work.
Every assignment will likely have additional tasks that may be outside the scope of your usual day-to-day. While many people find comfort in routine, consider volunteering for new tasks that come up. Being more present in these situations helps to make leadership more aware of the value you bring to the company. As a bonus, taking initiative shows them you’re willing to put in the work to gain experience and help others.
The more you compliment and bring attention to the accomplishments of others, the more your own accomplishments are highlighted along the way. This small act shows that you’re plugged in and aware of what’s happening within your organization.
Additionally, other people like to know that the work they do is noticed and valued. This can be a fantastic improvement for a team’s morale, and being the source of that kind of positive energy will in turn make other people think highly of you.
Engage with those in upper management and senior leadership. Don’t shy away from conversation, because that’s where you will be able to seek advice, build relationships, and gain insights. Having an open line of communication with leaders not only gives you a natural way to promote yourself, but also gives you a sense of credibility within your profession.
If you receive emails or letters that compliment your work, or just a generally glowing review, pass them along to your supervisor or coworker. Supervisors like to see what those on their team are doing, and it allows them to pass that along to others in the company to showcase what their team is accomplishing while also highlighting your good work.
These little changes to your day-to-day behavior allow those in leadership positions to see your value, and ensure success with every locum tenens assignment. You’ll be more likely to enhance your career with a little self-promotion and effort, while also cultivating relationships with key people in your organization