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Five Strategies to Pimp Your Work

by Scot Herrick on March 8th, 2007

We have a lot of different ideas on how to Pimp Your Work. And we present them, sometimes relentlessly, as multitudes of ideas hit us. I thought I’d take a little higher view of pimping your work and move all of this to strategy.

Here are five strategies to Pimp Your Work:

Be Financially Secure. Have enough saved in the bank to live on for a year. Why? So you won’t be desperate to take a job that isn’t right for you.

Know Yourself. Know what work excites you and what work bores you to death. Know the level of office politics you can tolerate.

Understand Corporate Speak. When a company says that they will be looking for ways to improve efficiency in your department, you should know whether that means laying people off or increasing productivity as you continue to work.

Improve Your Skills. There is a need to balance the “next new thing” with practical increases in your skill set. Improvement, however, is necessary to maintain your position in the marketplace regardless of where you work today.

Performance Counts. Always work towards top performance. If you perform well, the chances of being laid off are less. If you are laid off, your performance will be the criteria on which you will be hired again at a different company. People want to work with people who perform.

Yes, there are tools and tips. But they all fall into these strategies to Pimp Your Work.

POSTED IN: Strategy, Workplace Wellness, Worklife Balance, Survival Skills, Cube life

1 opinion for Five Strategies to Pimp Your Work

  • Ron E.
    Mar 8, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    Hey there Scot (and the rest of the bloggers), I really like this post. I believe in working in something that one truly likes and enjoys instead of working for “someone” or “some company” that pays well but has you tied up in a hell hole.

    I was wondering if you guys have any tips on pimping an interns job; or on how to pimp your way into landing a cool internship job.

    Ron E.

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