Telling your story is a critical strategy for career success. This means touting your accomplishments and, in some cases, explaining your setbacks.
The most commonly asked question is how to execute such a strategy without coming off as an arrogant self-promoter.
This is a legitimate concern. So, here are three guidelines to help you stay positive. Here are three guidelines to help you avoid a “jerk alert.”
- First, everything you post should be consistent with your professional mission statement. If you do not have one, you should.
- Keep your posts short. Speak in the voice of helping others. It should never come across as being about you. Be seen as someone whose primary concern is helping others.
- When you post news articles and essays be sure the content and assumptions are consistent with that mission statement you should have already written.