Building Contacts: Is Self Promotion Really Bad For Your Career?

To get ahead in life you need to show the world what you’re good at. Don’t we all rely on some degree of self promotion?

To get ahead in life you need to show the world what you’re good at. Self promotion- Even when you think of the term all that comes to your mind is salesmen or arrogant know-it-alls. The question that remains is- Is self promotion really bad? Well, not always.

There are certain kinds of self promotion that could be considered not only smart but essential for maintaining and furthering your career. Like any other commercial commodity you would like to stand out in the competition. Today, the best way to do that is to start a blogging website of yours, to provide a demo of how good are you at doing that certain thing. The reality that lies behind it is that we all rely on some degree of self promotion and why should we not? If I think I am good at doing a certain thing, i would definitely want the world to know about it and would want to know what they think about it.

However, there is a very thin line of difference between self promotion and boasting. While your reason behind the blog or publicity is acceptance of talent, do not forget that praising yourself and not accepting criticism well could leave a bad impact on the viewers. Using social media websites to let others know about your job change is good. The main rule of self promotion is to bring out the best version of yourself. Here are a few things you need to keep in mind when you let the world know about your work…

#1. Use particular expertise in demonstrable ways

#2. If you think that you’re doing something for the greater good, there is absolutely no reason for you to feel that you are intruding in their lives.

#3. Direct your message to people who need to pay heed to it the most.

#4. Explain what the subject is all about.

#5. Even you find it annoying to see someone plugging inappropriate information on an unrelated website, right? 

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