Here’s are three important tips from PharmaOne Search for selling yourself to colleagues, supervisors, and even new potential employers – everyday:
1. MAINTAIN A “FOLDER” OF PERTINENT DETAIL:
In addition to the resume, we coach candidates to always maintain an addendum and/or file of key accomplishments, achievements, annual reviews, and pertinent documentation over one’s career. This information is more valuable than you think – especially when a job change is likely and in the stages of a final interview.
2. BE A TEAM PLAYER AND ADVOCATE FOR SUCCESS:
In corporate life, surround yourself with positive colleagues and encourage those who are having challenging issues with their respective responsibilities. This will likely promote you to be the “go-to” person on your brand or departmental team. You will be surprised how people will gravitate to you without the politics getting in the way.
3. BE SPECIFIC IN YOUR NEXT MEETING:
Often over-zealous colleagues will dominate a product management or strategy session with ramblings and non-pertinent “fluff” in order to look good in front of management. Recent studies and experience show that having complete, yet specific topic detail with recommendations supported by appropriate data will float you right to the top in getting noticed for that next promotion. Be passionate in your recommendations, yet professional in what is pertinent.
These are three key attributes to help sell yourself at every opportunity in a competitive work environment!