Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

It's Hard to Be Humble

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

It's Hard to Be Humble

Article excerpt

BRAGGING about achievements can be an uncomfortable task, yet it's important for workers and jobseekers who want to be noticed. Being too humble can cost workers a job, promotion or pay rise.

Vodafone resourcing manager Gaynor Topham advises workers to know what they are good at, what they struggle with and what their ultimate career destination is.

Hays Australia and New Zealand managing director Nick Deligiannis recommends discovering what you do at your organisation that others cannot and then talk openly about it in the workplace, in performance reviews and in job interviews.

Turn it into a story

Instead of saying "I won XYZ award" or "I was promoted five times in two years", Mr Deligiannis says workers should create a story around how that happened and tie it in with their unique selling point.

He recommends having an authentic and consistent story that communicates the value they provide at their existing organisation or that they could provide to a new employer. …

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