Why Being Memorable Matters

October 30, 2018

Career Advice

Throughout your life, you’ll come across a lot of career advice and secrets to success that can be summed up in one phrase: be professional. When you’re professional, you show up on time. You’re a good listener. You’re diplomatic. You do your best work. You have a solid resume and references. You’re reliable.

No doubt, all of these traits will help you get hired and help you get promoted. However, there is one ingredient missing from the recipe. Anyone can be professional. But not everyone can be memorable. If you want to get hired or get promoted, you need to stand out among everyone else. How does one do that? Here are a few ways:

  • embrace your quirks
  • focus on adding value
  • smile often
  • make eye contact
  • remember everyone’s name
  • have a contagious positive personality
  • dress uniquely
  • share entertaining stories
  • explain boring things in an interesting way
  • be funny
  • show genuine interest in others
  • check in to see how others are doing
  • offer help freely
  • answer common questions (ex: how was your weekend?) with a more thoughtful response
  • give compliments
  • focus on one or two super powers (you can’t be the best at everything!)

Image via Diet Bos/Flickr.


About Spectrum Brands Careers

Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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