1. Self-promote through writing, the introvert’s preferred means of communication. This might very well include writing your ideas and presenting them after a team meeting/brainstorming session. But also allow for “face-time” with your manager. This hopefully includes having an open and honest conversation about your innate work style. The goal is to reduce the chance for misperceptions and misunderstandings about the value you bring.
2. Take credit for your work. Resist the urge to credit the “team” for results that you produced exclusively and independently. Be sure to highlight your individual contributions.
3. Prepare for the times when you have to step out of your comfort zone. Doing your research and being well-prepared can help you be more focused and comfortable for that big meeting or presentation you might be dreading, and as a result, come across with much more self-confidence.
Incorporating one or more of these approaches can help you get noticed in 2020, and beyond!