Come to the party prepared. Don’t sit by and assume your work will speak for itself. Clarifying your personal brand and communicating it exactly the way you want can help you stand out among equally ambitious peers who are still trying to figure it out.
Ask yourself what value you bring to people. Not just your job description, but how others personally benefit from working with you. Do you save them time, money? Do you fix problems? Do you remove obstacles that get in the way of people’s productivity?
Reflect on your most unique attributes and qualities that can make a difference in others' lives. Then, craft a short statement that gives others a glance into who you really are and why they should remember you.