I share accounts, but my work gets overlooked on occasion. How do I make sure I get proper credit?

It is not easy to say to your manager that you want the credit you deserve for your work.

It is not easy to say to your manager that you want the credit you deserve for your work. However, a lot of times good work can go unnoticed and fall under the radar of your supervisors. That should give you the extra boost to think about how to change the way you discuss your accomplishments.

Sometimes I find that modesty is the best approach to receive acknowledgement or credit for the work that you are producing. Talking about your work and your successes is not necessarily bragging about what you have accomplished. It can be deemed a communication skill which outlines the value of the work and the talents of the team.

One of the ways I'd suggest getting your accomplishments noticed is to send an e-mail out to your team, including the heads of that team, recognizing everyone as a whole for their work on the accounts that you share. By acknowledging the success of your team in this manner, it also highlights the pivotal role you play and the work you have successfully accomplished.

Lisa Fedrizzi-Hutchins is HR coordinator at Ruder Finn.

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