No matter how best are you in the industry, if you cannot demonstrate your real value to the company, it is meaningless. Secondly, if you really add value to the company and no one knows about it, you will forever struggle to get your promotion and pay raise. Why? Beside your boss, no one knows how good you are in your job. When performance review comes, only your boss will able to defend you. (I assume you have a very nice boss who will really want you to success. If not, you will work hard for the company forever and nobody notice it.) Now let see where you really can demonstrate your real value to the company.
Be Your Best and Do The Best
This is simple to say but not easy to get done if you are not passionate enough in your job. You need to show your best to proof yourself in your organization. Do you really helping your company solving their business problem or just waiting for the salary to be credit to your bank account. For many people, they just ‘try’ to get all the assigned tasks completed on time, they hardly committed to do the job properly. You just need to be 10% better among your peer, you already able to proof yourself to your boss. Get thing done faster, make client happier, and bring more business to the company, your boss will like you very much.
Participate in Cross Department Assignment
You need to get visibility outside your own department. You need to let your company know you are multi-talent. You not only can be your best in your roles, you also add significant value by able to work across different department and deliver the results. By doing this, when there is promotion available in other department and no candidate available, you will be the chosen one.
Share Your Insights with Your Company Top Management.
Many of us don’t like to share our opinions with top management. We worry that the top management will dislike us when they heard our thought and affect our career path. Let me tell you, if you provide good and constructive feedback to your management, the chance of you getting promote and get notice will be higher compare to just getting your job done properly.
Now you had learn about 3 techniques where you can demonstrate your value to the company, it is time to think how can you really demonstrate your value to the company so you can be more successful in your career.