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Edit Article Edited by Teresa, Dvortygirl, Krystle, Eric and 7 others A career journal, diary, or log is a great way of keeping track of what you do each day or have done in the past at your job(s). Small, forgettable details, when added together, can add up to a significant pat on the back from a superior or even a raise! How to keep a career log How to keep a career log
How to win at office politics (Hint: it’s like basketball) I’ve been fortunate to work at many different types of companies: a mom-and-pop business, a start-up, a mid-size company, a Fortune 500 company, and also my own small business. Regardless of where I worked, one constant remained the same—you must play office politics to succeed. Office politics is such a dirty term you say? You may think no way not for me, I’m above that tomfoolery stuff. The reality is you’ll have to start playing at some point because everyone is playing this game whether they know it or not. And if you think about it long enough, playing office politics is just like any other game. How to win at office politics (Hint: it’s like basketball)
How to become the “Go-to Guy” at work Do you feel like your career is in a rut? When was the last time you got a promotion or a raise? That long, huh? How to become the “Go-to Guy” at work
Going to work in the morning can sometimes feel like walking on to the set of a soap opera, with intrigues, rivalries – it can be a nightmare to navigate through it all and actually get some work done! However these tips can considerably smooth your path and make the office environment a much more pleasant place to be in. 1. Avoid office gossip. Participation in gossip is usually the fastest entry point into office politics – usually the person who is letting you in on the latest news is consciously or subconsciously trying to align you with their point of view, or negatively dispose you towards their ‘enemies’. Gossip is very often a two-edged sword: ‘whoever gossips to you will someday gossip about you’, so the Spanish proverb goes. How to steer clear of office politics How to steer clear of office politics
Office politics is about being nice Office politics is about being nice Here is a message for people who say office politics don’t matter: You will die a slow, painful career death. This is because there’s no getting around office politics, and mastering them is essential to being able to steer your own career. Don’t take that as bad news, though, because mastering office politics is good for your soul.
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