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7 Tips For Moving Up The Corporate Ladder

Dec 7, 2007
For both new grads and seasoned career warriors, moving up the corporate ladder is always a challenge. The 7 tips below will help make your career climb both more efficient and successful.

- Ideas: Never fail to showcase your ideas, which can positively affect your company. Always try to learn new things and never be satisfied by just doing what is assigned. Do not shy away from sharing your ideas - and if someone laughs at your ignorance, just turn that into something positive. Always invite the feedback of your bosses and other senior employees, as the information you get can lead to better and more innovative ideas.

- Impact: Always accept difficult projects and then work hard to complete them. This way, you can create an impression on management. Taking on highly challenging projects communicates that you are an above average employee.

- Impeccable: Your language and style of dress should always reflect your true personality. Unfortunately, in the corporate world you are judged all the time. People judge you by the way you talk and dress. If your company does not have a dress code, then you can adopt one for yourself and dress using your common sense. Impeccable dressing doesn't necessarily mean wearing expensive clothing, it means dressing well and decently.

- Independent: Work independently - because when you work with minimal supervision it allows your boss to concentrate on other things. Always be sure to update your boss on your day-to-day activities and progress.

- Initiative: Take the initiative to start something new. It does not have to be always work oriented and sometimes it can be related to fun or an informal activity. Start a group that might like to explore new restaurants every Friday after work. Positive initiation is always noticed and can help you to move up the corporate ladder.

- Interest: Reveal your interest in company initiatives and always be involved in your department's work. Never project cynical behavior regarding initiatives made by the company. Always be involved in the company's initiatives.

- Intangible: Around the office, do thing to ease the burdens of others. For example, helping your colleague or volunteering to cover up during someone's illness. Take on extra projects on when your boss seems burdened with work. A positive attitude always yields good results.

Following the 7 tips above will make your superiors sit up and take notice... and you will find that your career climb may not be as difficult as you once imagined.
About the Author
Tony Jacowski is a quality analyst for The MBA Journal. Aveta Solution's Six Sigma Online offers online six sigma training and certification classes for lean six sigma, black belts, green belts, and yellow belts.
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