Many professionals would say one of the most important skills to master is being able to prove your true value. In an interview, with only a few minutes to connect your skills and experience to the role’s bottom line, it’s essential to be strategic about how you present yourself. Once you’re in your role, it becomes even more important to demonstrate your worth. Negotiating a raise, asking for a promotion, or taking on new responsibilities all require a clear understanding of your worth to your employer.
Whether it’s taking on an additional project or leading the team through a difficult setback, you’ll likely have many opportunities to bring something unique and valuable to the company. However, your boss may not always be aware of the great work that you do. That’s why keeping track of your accomplishments and finding opportunities to share them should be an important part of any job. Once it’s time to ask for a raise or promotion, being able to point to instances of success will become invaluable.
This doesn’t mean you have to constantly be on the lookout for chances to prove yourself. It simply means that you should have a clear understanding of how your work impacts the company’s bottom line and be able to communicate that regularly. There’s also the added bonus that you’re likely to get a boost of motivation and job satisfaction once you know your work makes a difference.
For tips on how you can prove your worth at work, check out this infographic by Turbo: