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Your Value As An Employee

Why You Should Be Confident About Your Value As An Employee Research confidence in workplace

It would help if you were confident about your value as an employee. Everyone has a divine spark that can make good BETTER using their skills, passions, and goals. It is essential to know that you are valuable and to remind yourself of this every day.

First, think about what you bring to the table. If you're not sure, ask your manager or colleagues. They'll likely tell you what you need to know. Next, think about what you offer your employer. Is there something unique about you that sets you apart from other employees? Think about your strengths and weaknesses. How can you use them to make yourself more valuable? Finally, think about what you can learn from your coworkers. What are they doing well? What are they struggling with? How can you help each other succeed? What skills would you like to acquire or bring to the workplace that you are not currently using? 


If you already know what you bring to the table and feel undervalued at work or micromanaged, you need to speak up. Otherwise, you're more likely to hold resentment and won't perform at your full potential. Even worse, you're least likely to ask for a raise, and will probably just end up leaving or getting fired. Sometimes that is good if you absolutely can't stand the job, but if it's an environment you can gain skills or a field you are passionate about--gaining the confidence to speak up is vital because this could be your stepping stone to the next big thing and you wouldn't want to burn a bridge from a lack of confidence. 

Before you can articulate your worth and gain buy-in with someone else, you must know your worth. One way to do this is by reflecting on the things you have done in the past that have made a difference in your or someone else's life. This can help you feel good about yourself and give you the confidence to keep moving forward. You can use—personal and professional examples in a meeting with your boss. Or take a strength assessment. Its good to let your company know of other qualities other than your job title that you are skilled in. Believe it or not, most raises and job changes happen by asking confidently. Companies are waiting for people who are self-confident and willing to take on new challenges and bring in new BIG ideas.

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