Magda Giordano, professor and chair of the department of behavioral and cognitive neurobiology at the Institute of Neurobiology at the National University of Mexico (UNAM), shares how to advocate for yourself.
She points out that advocating for oneself is something not necessarily officially taught and easy to do, but rather learned along the way. “I had to pick it up as my career went along because I did not feel very comfortable selling myself as something very special,” shares Giordano.
When advocating for yourself, she stresses it’s not only your words that count, but also your work product. “Even if you write a beautiful letter, if you have nothing concrete to show for yourself, then there's no possibility of advocating for yourself.”
Watch the video to learn how to showcase your achievements and advocate for yourself.