Three Ways To Show Your Uniqueness and Stand Out In Your Job
Show your worth by being unique from the rest of the crowd
Congratulations on securing your new role job. You have crossed a significant hurdle which is landing the job you want.
You want to get running on your new job and let the manager and team members know that you are the right person.
These days, showing your talent in your new role is non-negotiable whether you are looking for a promotion or just wanting to be seen as a valuable member of your team.
You want to be seen as competent and intelligent at work. But sometimes, it’s hard to know how to show that you’re smart, especially when you are surrounded by people who seem to have all the answers.
Here are three easy ways to make sure you come across as intelligent at work, even if you don’t feel like the most intelligent person at work.
1 — Ask intelligent questions
Work can be challenging, but it can also be fun. Part of the fun comes from learning new things and expanding your horizons.
A big part of that is asking intelligent questions.
Not every question has to be earth-shattering, but if you want to make the most of your time at work, it’s essential to ask questions to help you learn and grow.
Here are a few tips for asking intelligent questions at work.
Pay attention during meetings and take notes whenever possible. This will help you remember the essential details later on.
Frame your questions to show you’re interested in learning more, rather than trying to show off or prove someone wrong.
2 — Don’t talk about problems — propose solutions
Are you the type of person who always points out problems at work but never proposes any solutions? If so, you’re not alone.
In fact, most people are more comfortable talking about what’s wrong rather than what needs to be done to fix it.
However, if you want to be a successful leader at work, it’s crucial that you learn to speak up and present solutions.
Proposing solutions show you are a thought leader who knows how to identify problems and propose a helpful solution to assist the team.
Doing this will help team members perceive you as positive and solution-oriented.
3 — Don’t always be the first to volunteer to answer questions everyone knows
It’s natural to want to be the first one to answer the question. After all, it shows that you’re smart and engaged. But sometimes, it’s better to let someone else take the lead, especially when it’s a low hanging fruit.
Don’t be the person who always answers the easiest questions in a meeting. It makes you look like you don’t have anything else to offer, and it’s really boring for everyone else.
Save your easy answers for the more challenging questions — that’s when your colleagues will appreciate your input.
There will always be a need to stand out in your job. Whether for promotion or to be seen as knowledgeable and a valuable team member.
Standing out at your job can be challenging, but it’s not impossible. You can show your worth by asking intelligent questions, proposing solutions or suggestions to solve a problem, and not being all over the easiest questions in a meeting.
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