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  • Writer's pictureVanshika katal

5 ways to get Ahead of your colleague professionally!


In a world where the corporate ladder seems more like a corporate jungle gym, standing out professionally is more about agility and smart moves than just hard work. Getting ahead of your colleagues doesn't mean stepping over them; it means leveraging your unique skills and making the most of the opportunities that come your way.



Here are 5 strategic ways to elevate your professional game: 


Smart Learning


“Professionals who spend 5 hours a week learning are 39% more likely to feel productive and successful” - Harvard Business Review


That’s interesting but rarely possible. Everyday we are stacked up with loads of tasks, so learning on the job becomes difficult. There are loads of tasks that we really don’t know what to tackle first. 


How do we keep up with everything while at work?

-Use @Goodgist.com !


GoodGist is like your work buddy who knows a lot about everything.

It helps you keep up with new info without slowing you down, fitting learning into your busy day.

(Image : A digital marketer using Goodgist to learn about Advertisement)


Cultivate a Strong Personal Brand


Your personal brand is your professional signature.


It's a blend of your expertise, experience, and personal values. A strong personal brand can increase your career opportunities and visibility in your industry. According to a survey by CareerBuilder, 70% of employers use social media to screen candidates during the hiring process, making your online presence critical. Use platforms like LinkedIn to articulate your professional narrative and Goodgist as your content curation partner to showcase thought leadership in your field.


(Image: Real time search image from Goodgist) 


Network Authentically


This proactive approach to networking is backed by a study from the Adler Group, revealing that 85% of jobs are filled through networking.


Networking is the lifeblood of career advancement. Authentic networking means building connections before you need them and focusing on what you can offer rather than what you can get.


Now you have your personal brand, you can identify key influencers, engage with their content, and become a part of relevant conversations. 


(Image : Glimpse on networking)


Optimize Your Productivity


Productivity is not just about working harder; it's about working smarter.


By optimizing your productivity, you demonstrate that you can do more with less, a valuable skill in any business.


Goodgist can automate routine tasks and offer data-driven outcomes, allowing you to allocate more time to high-impact projects that showcase your skills. As reported by McKinsey, employees who use productivity-enhancing tools are 15% more likely to be high performers.


Show Initiative and Take on Challenges


Taking initiative is a powerful way to differentiate yourself.


When you tackle challenging projects and demonstrate problem-solving capabilities, you stand out as a leader.


According to a study by Zenger/Folkman, individuals who take initiative are perceived as more competent by their managers and are more likely to be promoted. How to stand out?

- Be involved

- Make sure you understand the tasks you deliver

- Keep yourself aligned with the updates in your industry


Use GoodGist when you start your day and prompt the tool to give you all the updates in any domain it will not only provide help you with research but also give all the reference links other than that you can summarize a large youtube video into a quick summary and listen it while you are on a break. 


(Image : It shows how we can get reference links to all our searches) 


Summary

Climbing the corporate ladder needs patience and consistency.

Patience to see others while and consistency to learn while doing a job.

Short-cuts also might not lead in the right direction, but smart learning with GoodGist surely can!








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