10 CA­REER AD­VANCE­MENT TIPS

NOW Magazine - Career Companion - - NEWS - Source: Bon­nie Lowe. Tons of tips for job seek­ers can be found at her web site, www.best-in­ter­view- strate­gies.com.

1. Don’t be afraid to say, I don’t know. If you don’t know some­thing, say so.

2. Take re­spon­si­bil­ity for your ac­tions. If you’re at fault, ad­mit it and take the blame.

3. Never gos­sip. Gos­sip can hurt the ca­reers of the per­son be­ing talked about and the per­son do­ing the talk­ing.

4. Never say that’s not my job. Don’t think you are above any­thing. Pitch in and set a good ex­am­ple, es­pe­cially if the job is one that no­body else wants to do. Your will­ing­ness to do so will be no­ticed and ap­pre­ci­ated!

5. Share the credit. Peo­ple who share credit with oth­ers make a much bet­ter im­pres­sion than those who take all the credit them­selves.

6. Ask for help when you need it – be­fore things get worse.

7. Keep your dis­likes to your­self. Never burn bridges or of­fend oth­ers as you move ahead in your ca­reer.

8. Don’t hold grudges. Be gra­cious and diplo­matic, fo­cus on the fu­ture. Grudges won’t ad­vance your ca­reer.

9. Be hum­ble. When you’re right, don’t gloat about it.

10. Make oth­ers feel im­por­tant. Com­pli­ment their con­tri­bu­tions and help when you can. They will help you in re­turn.

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