There are a lot of ways to provide value in the workplace. There are a lot of things that are considered valuable. We've discussed quite a few of them in this blog over the years.
We've also addressed the topic of personal branding, and we're going to touch upon that topic again with this blog post. That's because you should never underestimate the value of being likeable at work.
Perhaps you've heard these expressions or sayings before:
All of these statements are more or less true. Being likeable is an extremely valuable trait in the workplace and the employment marketplace.
So, the question becomes this one: how can you become more likeable? You might think that it's not possible, but there are things you can do to affect the way people perceive you in the workplace.
Below are five ways to be more likeable at work and brand yourself in a positive fashion:
#1 - Be friendly.
This one is easy to do (although it might be easier for some people than for others). Strike up conversations with people, even while you're working. Try to build some relationships with your co-workers. You don't have to be best buddies, but there's nothing wrong with being on speaking terms. It doesn't cost anything to be a friendly worker or employee.
#2 - Be positive.
It's true: some people are more likely to be positive than others. Even if you tend to be on the negative side, you can try to stifle any negative comments you might make and strive to say only positive things. It might be difficult at first, but it's well worth the investment of time and effort. People like positive!
#3 – Don't complain.
People don't like to be around complainers. First, your co-workers won't like it. Second, your supervisor won't like it for two reasons: the fact that you complain and the fact that you're complaining about your work. Your supervisor does not want you to complain about your work. They want you to DO your work.
#4 - Be helpful.
Lending a helping hand goes a long way in the workplace. Expand your thinking regarding your employment and take more of a "team approach." After all, there are times when you will need a helping hand. If you lend a hand when a co-worker needs help, that person will be more likely to help you when you need it in the future.
#5 - Be dependable.
This is far and away the best way to brand yourself. When you're dependable, that means people can count on you. When they feel that they can count on you, then they view you as trustworthy. Being somebody who is considered trustworthy is the equivalent of the gold standard in terms of personal branding.
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