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The Professional Woman's Guide to Getting Promoted by Andrew H. Hug, Lauren M. Hug

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Communicate your promotability

We've talked about enlisting others to sing your praises and how to include context regarding your skills and abilities when praising others. Now it's time to talk about praising yourself.

Talking about your professional achievements may make you uncomfortable, but research has repeatedly shown that the majority of your male colleagues are happy to tell the world about their abilities. Some even have no problem exaggerating their skills and qualifications. Men are not as impacted by messages about modesty, so they confidently discuss their professional success. That means your boss is probably far more aware of your male colleagues' abilities and qualifications than yours. It also means that by learning to praise ...

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