Getting Promoted

10 Powerful Examples of Self-Promotion Done Right 

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Self-promotion is an art. If done correctly, it can create opportunities you never knew existed.

If you’re guilty of downplaying your achievements or letting others take credit for your work. You’re in the right place. 

Love it or hate it. Self-promotion can open doors your work ethic alone can’t. 

So let’s walk through some examples of self-promotion done right. And why promoting yourself is so damn important. 

Why is Self-Promotion So Hard?

Self-promotion can be hard because of fear. The fear of making others feel bad about themselves or being seen as arrogant often makes self-promotion difficult.  

Studies show that women are often hesitant to self-promote or share their accomplishments due to the fear of leaving out less successful people.

If you struggle with promoting yourself, know that you’re not alone. 

Why is Self-Promotion Important?

Self-promotion is important because it raises awareness of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Which can attract opportunities that can help you advance personally or professionally.  By promoting yourself, you help others help you.

On the other hand, withholding your accomplishments can leave you underpaid, underemployed, and undervalued

Examples of Self-Promotion

Now that you understand the importance of self-promotion. Let’s go over exactly how to put yourself out there. 

Here are some examples of self-promotion done right. 

 
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1. New Certification

Earning a new certification is an opportunity for self-marketing. 

Start by sharing the backstory of what you went through to get the certificate. By sharing your journey, you’ll sound less braggy and more inspiring. 

2. Positive Feedback

Client reviews can help you establish credibility. Whether you work 9 to 5 or run a business. The next time you receive positive feedback from a client.

Don’t just keep it to yourself. Share it with your manager or promote it on platforms where your potential clients can find them. 

Think about it like this. You’re sharing how you’ve helped someone. So that others know that you’re capable of helping them too. 

3. Project Success

Don’t be so heads down on that big project that you forget to promote it. You can do this by updating your network on social media about your project wins. 

Highlight the challenges you’re solving for your clients. Think about it as sharing “project updates” rather than flexing.  

4. New Responsibilities at Work

If you’re taking on new responsibilities at work but aren’t getting promoted. Here’s what you can do to promote yourself.  

First, update your resume, portfolio, and LinkedIn profile to reflect your new responsibilities

Then, share highlights of your new duties online to attract new opportunities.

Check out this article for more on how to handle getting more responsibility at work but no promotion.

5. Graduation

Graduating is a huge accomplishment. Especially if you’re a first-generation graduate.

Don’t just share that you earned a degree. Tell your audience the story behind how you got there.

6. Volunteer Work

We all know those people that love to brag when they do any act of charity. Don’t be that person. 

Instead, share why a cause is important to you. And how others can support the mission too.

7. New Job or Internship

When announcing a new job or internship on LinkedIn. Don’t make it all about the company you’re joining. 

Instead, talk about what you plan to accomplish in your next role. Or share anything unique about your journey into that position.

Self-promotion is about you. So keep the focus on yourself. Besides, most companies already have a PR team.

8. Press Coverage 

The only thing better than self-promotion is having other people promote you.

If you’re featured in the media, highlight your press coverage across your social platforms and website. 

Include at least one key takeaway from the feature. Promoting your press coverage is a win-win for both you and the journalist. 

9. New Business Launch 

Launching a new business can be an exciting and scary time. But this is not the time to move in silence.

Promote your business like your bank account depends on it. Because it actually might. 

10. Award and Honors 

Winning an award is an honor. And sharing that you won an award isn’t bragging. 

If done right, it can actually inspire others. Especially if you’ve been through a lot to get to where you are.

Be sure to share the obstacles you’ve overcome to win the award when announcing it.

Getting Started With Shameless Self-Promotion

As the saying goes, closed mouths don’t get fed. Hopefully, these examples of self-promotion help you overcome the fear of putting yourself out there.

Remember you’re not in this alone. NetWerk can help you on your level-up journey.

Join our community for free and get instant access to our Free Career Center! Go easy on yourself as you get comfortable promoting yourself.

Over to You

How are you planning to promote yourself this week? Let us know in the comments section @netwerkmovement. And remember, sharing is caring. So send this to someone struggling to advocate for themselves. 

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