Come up with a brag bag – a list of your accomplishments, passions, interests and colorful details – that describe who you are personally and professionally. Update it weekly.
n Take opportunities in the lunchroom or on the elevator to make co-workers or supervisors aware of exciting projects you are working on.
n Focus on a few key contacts, people who can make a difference in your career and make a point to get in front of them.
n Avoid taking undue credit or coming across as disingenuous.
n Get creative with why people should be interested in you.
n When asked what you do, show excitement about your work, your family, your hobbies.
n Know when to brag.
Source: The Miami Herald. Peggy Klaus, author and consultant; Cynthia Wesley, CEO of Black Recruiters Network Association