Career Tips: Have Some Class
Quick tips for a Better Career:
- Don’t gossip. Not only is gossiping in bad taste, it hurts
two careers: the person’s targeted, and your own.
- Take responsibility for your mistakes. Admit when you are wrong
or when you just “don’t know” what you think
you should and in the long run you’ll benefit. Covering
up and faking it is quite transparent and you’ll lose credibility.
- Take credit for your accomplishments. Learn to blow your own
horn in a way that others enjoy the music and you’ll have
an appreciative audience.
- Avoid writing memos when possible. Taking the time for brief
meetings enhances personal connections and often saves time and
- Are you worth it? Whether you provide a service to the public
or to an employer, ask yourself whether you would pay someone
what you are being paid for the services you provide. As tough
as this can be to answer honestly, it can lead to greater job
6. Zen the set-backs. When things don’t go your way, let it
go. There are always going to be times when you don’t get
the promotion or kudos you deserve, or when someone else gets recognized
for doing work that’s inferior to yours. So what? Let it go
with dignity and poise and move forward. Your career will follow.
- Work to live, do not live to work. Remember why we work in the
first place: it pays the bills and it is, or should be, a source
of satisfaction. Beyond these, however, we work so that we can
enjoy this life. When you’re 99 years old, having made that
big sale in the Summer of 2002 will have been long forgotten and
will likely have made little no difference in your life. On the
other hand, having taken the time to live well and build positive
memories of that season can add an enduring richness to your existence.
- Follow the Golden Rule. Treat others as you would have them
treat you, and you’ll build allies, not rivals.
Copyright © 2002 Phoenix Life-Coaching.
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