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CAREER / 14 December 2016
Expressing Individuality at Work Can Help to Develop Your Personal Brand
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Gisel Malek
Content Marketer

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”  ―Ralph Waldo Emerson

Being able to stay true to who you are in every situation is an incredibly important trait to develop. To some people, the term “be yourself” is not easy. In today’s competitive society, college students and even adults are struggling to value what they believe in and voice their opinions as the need to impress others and “fit in” takes over. At work, it seems even more impossible to stay true to who you are since the need to get along with coworkers, bosses, clients and receive promotions takes precedence. It doesn’t matter if you are in school, at work or around family and friends, people will count on you more if they see consistency in your actions and personality. Here are some best practices for learning to stand your own, gain respect, and develop your own personal brand at the office:

Internal Factors

External Factors

The most important thing to remember when trying to remain an individual at work is to think about the person that you are, the person that you are conveying and whether or not those two people are the same. Everything you say and do omits subtle indications about who you are as an individual. If you want more of an opportunity to showcase your individuality for companies to see, update your digital profile today!