You've landed your dream job-does your work end there? Lessons on self promotion

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Impressions are said to be as important as technical competence in the work place. Consider how most work situations involve team work and frequent consultation with one's superiors - emotional intelligence is often factored in, in the execution of one's duties. So since advancing vocationally isn't only linked to your production stat's, what can you do give yourself and your career that extra boost it might need?

On the Redi Tlhabi Show, Human Resources Specialist Thandi Chaane of Siyakha Consulting unpacked some key considerations of a well-rounded employee:

I expect any employee to come to me with a solutions-driven process, someone who comes to me with some idea of what to do. That to me is what pushes the employee a little bit more than others within the structure of the organisation, especially in larger institutions.

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Chaane notes considerations guaranteed to make you stick out:

  • You are a thought leader: you are already thinking about your job. When you wake up in the morning, do you think about what you're going to do at work or do you do it as routine work 'I'm waiting for my boss asks me to do', more than saying 'I have something to do, I have something to offer - that's why I asked for a job', therefore I will go out of my way to impress my boss and show them 'I have already thought of this, I have planned that - what do you think about that?' It's a thinking process.
  • A good employee is aspirational: they say 'I'd like to be sit in that position and this is what I'd do'. One of the worst things I've seen is you sometimes give one individual a lot and you hear words like 'I'm overloaded' or 'this is not in my job description' or 'this should be done by the boss, not me'. I'm giving you an opportunity - see yourself in my position. That's where you learn - you are aspiring. A complaining employee makes a boss wonder, 'why do I need them hear, because all I hear is complaints'. For me, when you go that extra mile, that's what makes a boss feel this one is aspirational, I need to push them further.

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