My City Woman's tips on how to get visibility at work

How To Break Into The Super-Talent League At Work

Truth is hard work is not the only key to success. If you feel stagnated in terms of career growth at workplace, despite endless hours at work, it is time to sit up and change the strategy. We give you 10 game-changing strategies that would take you to the super achievers league at work. Read on…

Strategy #1 Get reins of existing work in control

The first rule says that you need to be in control of your work. Whatever be your job responsibilities, fulfil them without any lapses. The mantra is – Be in Control of your work.

Strategy #2  Add Value to Your Work

Brainstorm with your team, with your managers , if need be super managers. This will make you look genuinely interested in your work. And would give you a subtle visibility with the top management too. Try to identify the gaps in value chain, look for solutions, work towards resolving them.

Strategy #3 Management goals? They are yours too!

In the management circulars and information sent out, pay attention towards what the top management goals for the current year are. Identify how your role may be aligned towards that. Think and find ways to get there. If not, ask for projects that are already lined up towards that cause. These are critical , high value projects and will get you an edge in your performance appraisals. It would also make you the guy senior management would know and talk frequently to.

Strategy #4 Market Yourself

Do not shy away from enlisting your achievements when you talk to your managers, at forums or in team meetings. Enlist concrete results that have come out of your effort. For instance, productivity has increased by 20%, or headcount has reduced by 10% , or sales has jumped by 30% and the like that’s appropriate to your job description. Make people sit up and take notice of you.

Strategy #5 Manage your managers

Unless you have your expectations and your managers perspective aligned, its difficult to move ahead. You would also need support to get hurdles out of your way. Keep a positive attitude at work and talk to your managers at regular intervals to avoid any surprises later.

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