Where to brag about yourself

  • Your Bio: Review your LinkedIn bio and use it to paint a cohesive picture you want to tell.
  • Your Web Presence: Look at your personal website and social media profiles to ensure they're cohesive and include mentions of accomplishments. This is where you can showcase who you are and share your personality and interests.
  • Your Email Signature: Include a link to anything you've written or been interviewed for. You can also add a link to your website or portfolio. Include any awards you've won.
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Remote work and self-promotion

We have all noticed that one person that likes to promote themselves and appears to be really obnoxious. But in the remote workplace, we're losing the tools we normally use for demonstrating our capabilities. Boasting to your boss and colleagues may be necessary to get recognition.

Voicing your own achievements can feel uncomfortable, but not doing it can have a negative impact on your career.

Use three pillars to brag about yourself:

  • Proud: Acknowledge what you've done and be proud of it.
  • Loud: This is about repetition and consistency.
  • Strategic: Share information where your audience will be. If you want a raise, know who is in charge and consider how they can learn about your wins.

Your self-promotion should be net positive. Don't verbally undercut yourself.

Don't add things like 'shameless plug' or 'shameless self-promotion' on your brag posts. That is insulting yourself. Instead, add, 'I'd be grateful if you read or share this.'

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Pick the Top of the Range

As you’re doing your research, you’ll likely come up with a range that represents your market value. It can be tempting to ask for something in the middle of the range, but instead you should ask for something toward the top.

How to Negotiate Salary: 37 Tips You Need to Know


  • How is the financial health of the company? If the company is not doing well, this is not the time to ask for a raise. 
  • How is your manager’s workload? If your manager is under a lot of stress or focused on too many things right now, it may not be the time to ask for a raise. 
  • When is the best time of year to ask for a raise? The end of the fiscal year could be an option. Have you successfully completed a significant task or project? This could be a good time to ask for a raise.

How to Ask for a Raise (with Examples) | Indeed.com


Feeling underestimated

Many of us can feel underestimated. You're excellent at work, but you may not be paid your worth, or your potential is not acknowledged. Your parents can't believe you made the dean's List. Some of your friends are surprised when you meet someone great.

These messages can be painful. When people underestimate us, they hold negative assumptions that can make us question our own abilities.

How to Cope With Being Underestimated


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