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Get a Promotion 9: Build an Internal Network of Contacts

This continues our series on actions to help you get a promotion in your current company We discussed the need to develop a network of contacts in a previous post. The focus, in that post, dealt with how a network … Continue reading

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Get a Promotion 8: Fit In the Organization—Find a Mentor

This continue our series on actions that can help you get a promotion within the company The first step to getting a promotion is doing the job management wants done—and more. The second step involves fitting into the work team … Continue reading

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Get a Promotion 7: Chart Your Performance & Goals

This continues our series exploring actions that help you get a promotion on your job Improving performance and reporting it to management helps you get the promotions you desire. You monitor your progress more effectively if you make a chart … Continue reading

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Get a Promotion 6: How to Improve Your Performance

This continues our series about actions that may help you get a promotion at work When you begin to exceed the company’s expectations, you move toward a promotion. You must decide what you wish to improve: your productivity, efficiency, effectiveness, … Continue reading

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Get a Promotion 5: What to Improve in Your Performance

This continues our series describing actions that can get you a promotion at work We’ve described how to get a promotion you must 1) discover exactly what they want you to do—and more, 2) identify the metrics you or they … Continue reading

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Get a Promotion 4: Establish the Value of Your Contribution

This continues our series on actions that can help you get a promotion You will earn better promotions the more you establish your value to the company. We already discussed that companies promote people who prove they: 1) can do … Continue reading

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Get a Promotion 3: Identify How They Measure Results

This continues our series on actions that can help you get a promotion You need to know how management measures your success to successfully complete the job they want you to do, . You cannot graph your progress to expectations … Continue reading

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Get a Promotion 2: Do the Job They Want Done—& More

This continues our series on actions that will help you get a promotion You need to impress management for them to want to promote you. Sometimes, they may want to move you out of a job if you cannot do … Continue reading

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Get a Promotion 1: Overview

This begins a new series on getting a promotion from your current job to a better job As the economy improves people who took lower paying jobs, now look to increase their income. Some will look for new jobs in … Continue reading

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Problems at Work 12: How Guerilla Tactics Can Backfire

We present another problem at work that can lose your job or stall your career Christianity, Buddhism, and many other religions share a version of the golden rule: “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you.” … Continue reading

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