Ask an Expert: How Do I Advocate For Myself at Work? - Deepstash
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In order to advocate for yourself you must seek in you your strengths, the things that vitalize you among those that drain you, and knowing which environme...

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Ask an Expert: How Do I Advocate For Myself at Work?

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Once you've identified the goal that you want to achieve, start thinking about the things you need to do to reach it.

Take a couple of hours to brainstorm some solutions...

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Developing your confidence

It's important to develop your confidence at work. When you're showing up as your authentic self, the easier it will be to advocate for what you want. With a higher sense o...

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There are people at your company who will show their support for you. Look for people who are most likely to be aligned with your values.

They can help to refine your questi...

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When you have an open conversation with your manager, start by sharing how you value their feedback, that you are strongly committed to achieving your goals, and how much you're willing to supp...

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Prepare for pushback

Keep in mind that you are doing amazing work. You have exerted great effort and you deserve a pat in the back, so even if you don't get the outcome you want, be kind to yourself and think about how...

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