How to Humbly Promote Yourself to Advance Your Career

advance your careerWe can all agree on one thing: Promoting yourself humbly is something we all yearn to do but have no idea how to do it.

Everyone, whether you are extroverted or introverted, doesn’t want to sound like a blow hard when pimping their wins to colleagues.

No one wants to be the office lounge lizard pontificating about the latest, greatest and, of course, their most magnificent win – when in reality they sound like a complete cheezeball who simply buckled their pants the right way today.

Most people underestimate what they really did or overstate what they imagined they would have done.

Two extremes. And I am telling you there is a way to humbly do this and be somewhere in the middle.

So, I say “Introverts, gather ’round…” and “Extroverts, stick around.”

I am going to show you a thing or two about promoting yourself humbly.

And I guarantee you will walk away learning something you can apply TODAY:

When promoting yourself in a humble manner, it’s key to do the following:

1. Stick to factual achievements.

Be sure when speaking about your latest accomplishment to stick to the facts. Don’t embellish or deceive. Just promote the facts, which increases your credibility in your circles.

2. Avoid relative superlatives.

Saying phrases like you strive for excellence, have a top-tier skill set or you are a high performer doesn’t really tell the listener anything specific about you. Additionally, these terms are relative and many people use them to describe themselves–even when it’s really not the case. Think of it this way, when was the last time you heard someone label themselves a low performer? Or say they strive for mediocrity? Right? So the key is to avoid these superlative generalities and speak in specifics that are unique to you.

3. Continuously take action – don’t remain stagnant.

Don’t remain stagnant and waiting to be recognized. I find when people continuously do the work in front of them, they get a reputation as the person to go to in order to get things done. It’s inherent humble promotion.

4. Don’t tie expectations to your actions.

When you take action, do it with a pure heart. Don’t do it in hopes of always getting something in return. Don’t tie a reciprocal expectation to taking action.

When you consistently bring quality results to your company, it is often known. However you do need to sometimes remind key players of your work and doing so in a factual manner can make or break your next job landing experience.

Imagine being able to promote yourself humbly and not be a bragging blabberschmuck 🙂

Or even better… Imagine this…

Imagine actually promoting yourself humbly instead of avoiding it entirely because you’re afraid of appearing like a blabberschmuck.

Yes, you can. And you can promote yourself like the classy person you are AND still get ahead.

Our Ultimate Job Search Audit will put you on the phone with one of our recruiter-turned-job-consultants who will give you step-by-step instructions on how to promote yourself humbly so you can land your next advancement.

Don’t be tongue-tied any longer.

Don’t struggle to promote you any longer.

Don’t depend on others to promote you and be disappointed when they steal your limelight.

You can do this with our help:

Let’s do this.


Lisa Rangel – Executive Resume Writing Services

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