When understated becomes a liability
Posted by Meg Bear on July 3, 2010
It’s nice to be in the dark sometimes, but there comes a time in your career when you must decide to [as my good friend Laura’s husband told her] “man up” and see the world as it exists, not as you want it to be.
Today’s harsh reality topic is that your strategy of being understated is limiting your career.
Here are a few truths
- People that claim to be good at things they are not are posers.
- People who do not claim to be good at things they are, become invisible
Finding that perfect job fit, and doing your best work, is best facilitated when the people who are in charge know who you are and what you can do. If your accomplishments and abilities are not known to the organization you should get a plan to fix that.
Or, it’s possible some poser is taking your great opportunity. And that would suck more than knowing Santa isn’t coming this year.