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More than likely, you have heard it said - at least once before in your life - "It's not what you know, but who you know." And when it comes to the business world, this quote is quite true. But when it comes right down to it in business, it is even less about "who you know," and is more about "who knows you." If the right people do not "know" you, it just migt be the reason why you have not gotten that raise or that promotion that you feel you have worked hard enough to earn. In order for the right people to start to take notice, you need to learn how to stand out at your job.

There is a lot more to standing out at your job than just drawing attention to yourself. After all, a lot of forms of attention are nothing but negative attention, which will certainly not help you to get that raise or promotion. Instead, you need to know how to draw positive attention to yourself.

One of the biggest ways you can draw positive attention to yourself is by silently doing more than what is expected of you. By doing more than what is expected of you, people will take notice. And when you are doing it silently, just going about your business and not calling for people to notice, people will not just take notice, but they will take positive notice! It should be your silent goal to outwork everyone else on your project team. When you turn in a report to your boss that he requested, the report should go much further than he could ever have expected.

Always showing up early to work and always leaving work late is another great way to draw positive attention to yourself. This might seem like it will make a big dent in your life, but even by consistently showing up fifteen minutes early and staying fifteen minutes late, you will ensure that people take notice. Furthermore, if you examine a "typical day" closely, you will probably find at least thirty wasted minutes hidden in there somewhere! You can draw positive attention your way just by cutting out these thirty wasted minutes and using them for work.

It is not difficult to get ahead in the business world. You only have to make sure you are doing good work, and you have to make sure you are doing this good work in such a way that you are drawing positive attention to yourself.

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