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Larry offers advice to land the job you love, earn the biggest salary raises and the biggest job promotions.

5 Keys to Get a Great Job

Today, we’ll examine the 5 keys to get a great job in 2 months The 5 Keys include: Define your dream job with an employer description. Adopt the how can I help attitude. Ask questions to discover organizational wants and … Continue reading

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Reusable Materials 42: Answers to A Few New Reusable Materials

Alan worked for a high tech firm programming visual graphic displays for corporate security systems. He maintained his skills through regular seminars and workshops sponsored by the vendors of the programs he used. He also decided to earn a master’s … Continue reading

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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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