Whether you're a worker or business leader, one of the keys to success is to raise your visibility at work. You know visibility will give you recognition, and when you are recognized for your work, you can get the reward too.
According to Forbes, to get ahead in your career, people need to know who you are and what you’re capable of. So raising your visibility as a professional or at work is not an option for you. It is necessary to be visible.
In today's video, I'm gonna share with you three tips that you can use or three tips that can help you raise your visibility, gain the recognition you deserve, and get the reward for the work that you do currently.
Let's get started.
3 tips to raise your visibility at work
#1. Build Your Network
When people talk about networking and connections, they always think, maybe I can get a new opportunity if I know people.
But that's not the only reason to build your network. You also build your network to raise your visibility where you work.
When you're at work, you want people to know you for what you do and the work you produce so that every time you achieve a goal or complete your task, they can give you the credit you deserve.
The second reason is to understand the people you work with. You want to understand the decision-makers. You want to know how to present your work to easily resonate with them. So that they can easily see the value you bring to the table.
Remember that raising your visibility is to help you get recognized for your work and to reward you. So think about this, building your connection is letting people know you and know what you do. They should be able to put a name to the face.
You should be able to drop a presentation, and people can immediately know who dropped that presentation. So ask yourself this question, if you drop a presentation on your boss's desk, will they easily recognize that you were the one that dropped it?
If the answer is no, you have to keep working on your connections and building your network to raise your visibility.
#2. Don't Be The Jack Of All Trades.
To raise your visibility, you have to known for the right thing.
There are some of you that everyone knows at work. Your coworkers know you if they want to plan a party or if they want to go for an outing. They know you for things not directly connected to your career advancement or progression at work.
So here's the question I want you to ask yourself, what do you want people to know you for at work?
And are you doing the tasks that would help people easily recognize that you are good at those things?
For example, if you're in HR or not in charge of team building, don't be the one who always volunteers to find where to eat or where to hold the events to build your team. I'm not saying you shouldn't support or you shouldn't suggest but primarily focus on the task that you want people to know you for.
#3. Connect The Dots
If you want to raise your visibility at work, then it's important, you know how to connect the dots by connecting the dots.
You should be able to draw a line between what you do and how it helps the business, and that should be ingrained in you. So that as you have these conversations, it flows naturally from you.
For example, if you're in customer service, it should be ingrained in you that you are not just answering the phones, you're not just listening to the concerns of the customers that reach out to you. You should have a deep conviction and confidence that your work helps the organization. You should be able to tell how it does.
That means that you need to increase your business knowledge, you need to improve your target audience knowledge, or whatever you need to learn more about so that you understand how your work impacts those things. So that when you are communicating or conversing, it naturally flows out of you, that your work helps the business.
Think about it this way, if a customer service representative, for example, you're not just answering phone calls, you're not just listening to the customers' complaints or trying to relieve their fear. What you're doing is being the face of your organization, and there are particular things they want you to do. Your team wants you to mitigate any losses or anything that may result in decreasing their profitability.
And when you are having conversations with your superiors or management team, you need to show you are aware of what they need from you by being vocal about what you do and how it helps the business.
Being vocal about your work increases your visibility at work, helps your boss and management team acknowledge the value you bring, and makes them recognize your hard work. So, if anyone needs help or has any questions, you're the top name that comes to mind.
Of course, this requires that you are confident. If you're struggling with confidence, enroll in the FREE mini lesson on What Confidence is and read How to raise your confidence at work. Check it out because, without confidence, it will be hard for people to recognize you. It will be hard to be visible for the right thing.
Make sure you are confident and communicate clearly. With these three tips, I'm sure you'll be able to raise your visibility at work.