Learning how to present yourself confidently at work is like having a magic power.聽Not only can it help you聽get a raise or promotion, but it can totally help you collaborate with a work bully聽or bad boss. Though sharing your successes seems like an obvious thing to do, recent LinkedIn global research shows that 53 percent of professionals are afraid to do it for fear of appearing cocky. Since it鈥檚 time to proudly power past that, we talked with Harper Spero, an NYC-based business and career coach. Harper tells us how to use the #humblebrag to tout your awesome work during four common situations聽that come up at the office.

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To Your Manager or Boss

Proudly sharing your accomplishments is something you should work to embrace, not shy away from. When it comes to presenting them to your boss or manager, Harper says, 鈥淚t鈥檚 important to first acknowledge that you did this to support your team and the company. Then, you can totally own the fact that you made it happen and take the credit but, again, that it was in order to achieve the goals set by the team or company.鈥

If you still feel uneasy, collect examples or data to show how your work directly impacted the overall goal. You can always highlight teammates or co-collaborators to further demonstrate your ability to work well with the team while crushing it with that North Star goal in mind.

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In a Team Meeting

Your colleagues may feel like the toughest audience to share your success with. Since they鈥檙e your peers, it can feel like you鈥檙e trying to show off. Harper suggests, 鈥淚nstead of thinking about sharing as bragging, focus on the fact that you鈥檙e in awe of your accomplishment as well.鈥 She says to consider using phrases like, 鈥淚t was a reach, and part of me can鈥檛 believe I did it,鈥 or, 鈥淚鈥檓 blown away that the work actually exceeded the stretch goal,鈥 to show that you reached for the stars.

LinkedIn鈥檚 recent research shows 52 percent of professionals think聽it鈥檚 easier to talk about their colleague鈥檚 successes publicly rather than their own, but being able to effectively communicate the positive outcomes of your own work is truly vital to your career success. By acting genuine and grateful, you can emphasize your hard work and show that you鈥檙e proud of your accomplishments. Harper says, 鈥淵ou鈥檒l likely find that with this approach, others want to celebrate your success too.鈥 Who鈥檚 down for happy hour?

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A Chance Meeting With Your Dream Employer

Feel professionally tongue-tied? You鈥檙e definitely not alone. LinkedIn says that 46 percent of survey respondents said they wouldn鈥檛 feel confident describing their achievements if they ran into a hiring manager for their dream company at an event or on the street. To avoid falling into this group, Harper tells us that it鈥檚 important to know what sets you apart. 鈥淗ow do you stand out? What makes you unique? Why should they be interested in hiring you?鈥 she asks.

Harper told us about a recent client who landed an opportunity to meet with the founder of her dream company. She notes, 鈥淲e prepped her the day before on what to say, how to clearly and crisply identify that she loves the company鈥檚 mission and exactly what she can bring to the company that nobody else can.鈥 Be sure that you can do the same, so you鈥檙e ready if a similar opportunity presents itself.

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On Social Media

Social media moments might feel casual or fleeting, but 65 percent of professionals agree the impression you make online is just as important as the one you make in person, according to LinkedIn. Just as incredible, nearly 76 percent believe it鈥檚 tough to overcome a bad first impression. Eek!

To present yourself in the best light possible, be sure to give credit if and when credit is due. If you鈥檙e talking about something you did completely on your own or sharing a link to a place where you鈥檝e been quoted or published, try adding joyful emotions to show gratitude. You might try something like, 鈥淪o excited to have shared my thoughts on Project Green,鈥 or, 鈥淥verjoyed to be featured on the Pink Cat today.鈥 If your personality and tone are a match, you might even consider throwing a #humblebrag into the mix. Just remember: Always be yourself.

What are the best or worst #humblebrags you鈥檝e seen online or IRL? Tweet your stories to us @BritandCo!

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