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How to Be Liked by Everyone at Work and Get Promoted Quickly

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How to Be Liked by Everyone at Work and Get Promoted Quickly

Getting promoted at work is more than just being a hard worker. There are office politics to consider also and a big part of being promoted is simply showing people that you’re not just right for the job on a professional level but also on a personal one. Here’s a quick guide on how to get liked by everyone.

1. Take one for the team.

One of the easiest ways to win over coworkers and bosses is to take one for the team. One of these days, someone is going to have to do some extra work, stay late, or do something that is otherwise unpleasant. If you raise your hand when no one else wants to, your coworkers will thank you for it and your bosses will start to notice that you’re a go-to person. That’s always a good start.

2. Do more than is asked of you.

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    Your job description has a finite number of responsibilities, but that doesn’t mean you have to live within your job description. There is always something else to do and that’s not just a good way to get people to notice you, but it’s also a great way to pass the time on those long work days. If you do more than you’re asked for long enough, someone is going to notice.

    3. Help your coworkers.

    When you do someone a favor, people will remember. Every now and then, you may see an employee struggling to get something done. Offer to help them out and do it out of sincerity. We’re all together trying to make it in this ever-chaotic world and lending a helping hand is something that people do actually remember. Help more people out and see where that gets you!

    4. Have a good attitude.

    This is a pretty simple one, but it’s very important. Who likes working with the jerk? No one. Everyone prefers to work with the guy who has the good attitude. Attitude is a very easy thing to keep a hold on. Sometimes you have to close your eyes, take a deep breath, and let the bad feelings drift away. You have to work anyway, so you might as well try to enjoy it, right? People like the ones with the good attitude.

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    5. Don’t get caught up in the wrong politics.

    You will have to play a little bit of office politics to move up the ladder, but you don’t have to participate in all of the politics because most of it is extremely toxic. If there’s a rivalry between departments, managers, or other employees, and it’s not a healthy, constructive one, then it’s in your best interest to stay out of it. If you don’t associate yourself with negative conflict then others won’t associate you with negative conflict. That’s a good thing.

    6. Take calculated risks.

    We’re not talking about anything drastic here. However, you should take those ideas on how to improve the place and talk to management about them. Start with something small and talk to them about your ideas. This not only shows that you have initiative but it also shows that you’re creative. Initiative and creativity are valuable assets.

    7. Get to know everyone.

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      Or at least as many people as possible. Sit down, ask them how their day is, ask them if they have any kids or significant others, or even about their hobbies and interests. People like it when others take an interest and engaging in idle chit chat with your coworkers can help you achieve just that. Not only will they like you better, but you’ll learn a little bit about them and maybe make some new friends.

      8. Listen and pay attention.

      You can get a pretty good perspective on the atmosphere if you close your mouth and open your ears. You can identify weaknesses, problems, and even identify opportunities to jump in and do one of these other things. Knowledge is power and the more you know, the better decisions you can make.

      9. Accept criticism with dignity.

      When you do mess up, how you handle it can have a big effect on how people think of you. When you mess up, accept that you messed up and take the subsequent tongue lashing like an adult. Don’t lash out or lash back. Not only does this show that you’re mature enough to take criticism, but it shows that you’re forward-thinking enough to accept responsibility for your mistakes. That’s a win-win.

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      Getting promoted and getting people to like you can be a challenge in some places. There are always other people vying for those higher paying jobs and trying to do what you’re doing. Use these tips to gain an advantage!

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      Why Personal Branding Is Important to Your Career

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      As a recruiter, I have met and interviewed hundreds of candidates who have no idea who they are.

      Without a personal brand, candidates struggle to answer the question: “tell me about yourself—who are you?” They have no idea about who they are, what their strengths are, and how they can add value to the company. They present their CV’s believing that their CV is the key to their career success. In some ways, your CV still has its use. However, in today’s job market, you need more than a CV to stand out in a crowd.

      According to Celinne Da Costa:[1]

      “Personal brand is essentially your golden ticket to networking with the right people, getting hired for a dream job, or building an influential business.” She believes that “a strong personal brand allows you to stand out in an oversaturated marketplace by exposing desired audiences to your vision, skillset, and personality in a way that is strategically aligned with your career goals.”

      A personal brand opens up your world to so many more career opportunities that you would never have been exposed to with just your CV.

      What Is Your Personal Brand?

      “Personal branding is how you distinctively market your uniqueness.” —Bernard Kelvin Clive

      Today, the job market is very competitive and tough. Having a great CV will only let you go so far because everyone has a CV, but no one else has your distinct personal brand! It is your personal brand that differentiates you from everyone else and that is what people buy—you.

      Your personal brand is your mark on the world. It is how people you interact with and the world see you. It is your legacy—it is more important than a business brand because your personal brand lasts forever.

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      I have coached people who have very successful careers, and they come to me because they have suddenly found that they are not getting the opportunities or having the conversations that would them to their next role. They are having what I call a “career meltdown,” all because they have no personal brand.

      A personal brand helps you become conscious of your differences and your uniqueness. It allows you to position yourself in a way that makes you stand out from the pack, especially among other potential job applicants.

      Don’t get me wrong, having a great CV and a great LinkedIn profile is important. However, there are a few steps that you have to take to have a CV and LinkedIn profile that is aligned to who you are, the value you offer to the market, and the personal guarantee that you deliver results.

      Building your personal brand is about strategically, creatively, and professionally presenting what makes you, you. Knowing who you are and the value you bring to the table enables you to be more informed, agile, and adaptable to the changing dynamic world of work. This is how you can avoid having a series of career meltdowns.

      Your Personal Brand Is Essential for Your Career Success

      In her article, Why Personal Branding Is More Important Than Ever, Caroline Castrillon outlines key reasons why a personal brand is essential for career success.

      According to Castrillon,[2]

      “One reason is that it is more popular for recruiters to use social media during the interview process. According to a 2018 CareerBuilder survey, 70% of employers use social media to screen candidates during the hiring process, and 43% of employers use social media to check on current employees.”

      The first thing I do as a recruiter when I want to check out a candidate or coaching client is to look them up on LinkedIn or other social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Your digital footprint is the window that highlights to the world who you are. When you have no control over how you want to be seen, you are making a big mistake because you are leaving it up to someone else to make a judgment for you as to who you are.

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      As Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, once said, “Your brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room.”

      In her book, Becoming, Michelle Obama writes about the importance of having a personal brand and her journey to defining her personal brand. She wrote that:

      “if you don’t get out there and define yourself, you’ll be quickly and inaccurately defined by others.”

      When you have a personal brand, you are in control. You know exactly what people will say about you when you leave the room.

      The magic of a personal brand is that gives you control over how you want to be seen in the world. Your confidence and self-belief enable you to leverage opportunities and make informed decisions about your career and your future. You no longer experience the frustrations of a career meltdown or being at a crossroads not knowing what to do next with your career or your life. With a personal brand, you have focus, clarity, and a strategy to move forward toward future success.

      Creating your personal brand does not happen overnight. It takes a lot of work and self-reflection. You will be expected to step outside of your comfort zone not once, but many times.

      The good news is that the more time you spend outside of your comfort zone, the more you will like being there. Being outside of your comfort zone is where you can test the viability of and fine-tune your personal brand.

      5 Key Steps to Creating Your Personal Brand

      These five steps will help you create a personal brand that will deliver you the results you desire with your career and in life.

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      1. Set Your Personal Goals

      What is it that you want to do in the next five years? What will your future self be doing in the next five to ten years? What is important to you? If you can answer these questions, then you are on the right path. If not, then you have to start thinking about them.

      2. Create Your Unique Value Proposition

      Create your unique value proposition by asking yourself these four questions:

      1. What are your personality features? What benefit do you offer people?
      2. Who are you and why do people enjoy working with you?
      3. What do you do and what do people want you to do for them? How do you solve their problems?
      4. What makes you different from others like you?

      The answers to these questions will give you the information you need to create your professional story, which is the key step to creating your personal brand.

      3. Write Your Professional Story

      Knowing who you are, what you want, and the unique value you offer is essential to you creating your professional story. People remember stories. Your personal story incorporates your value proposition and tells people who you are and what makes you unique. This is what people will remember about you.

      4. Determine Which Platforms Will Support Your Personal Brand

      Decide which social media accounts and online platforms will best represent your brand and allow you to share your voice. In a professional capacity, having a LinkedIn profile and a CV that reflects your brand is key to your positioning in relation to role opportunities. People will be connecting with you because they will like the story you are telling.

      5. Become Recognized for Sharing Your Knowledge and Expertise

      A great way for you to promote yourself is by sharing knowledge and helping others. This is where you prove you know your stuff and you gain exposure for doing so. You can do this through social media, writing, commenting, video, joining professional groups, networking, etc. Find your own style and uniqueness and use it to attract clients, the opportunities, or the jobs you desire.

      The importance of having a personal brand is not going to go away. In fact, it is the only way where you can stand out and be unique in a complex changing world of work. If you don’t have a personal brand, someone will do it for you. If you let this happen, you have no control and you may not like the story they create.

      Standing out from others takes time and investment. Most people cannot make the change by themselves, and this is where engaging a personal brand coach is a viable option to consider.

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      As a personal brand coach, working with my clients to create their personal brand is my passion. I love the fact that we can work together to create a personal story that defines exactly what people will say when you leave the room.

      Other People’s Stories

      Listening to other people’s stories is a great way to learn. In his article, 7 TED Talks About Personal Branding, Rafael Dos Santos presents the best Ted Talks where speakers share their stories about the “why,” “what,” and “how” of personal branding.((GuidedPR: 7 TED Talks About Personal Branding))

      Take some time out to listen to these speakers sharing their stories and thoughts about personal branding. You will definitely learn so much about how you can start your journey of defining yourself and taking control of your professional and personal life.

      Your personal brand, without a doubt, is your secret weapon to your career success. As Michelle Obama said,

      “your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own.”

      So, go own your story. Go on the journey to create your personal brand that defines who you are, highlights your uniqueness, and the value you offer to the world.

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