10 Tips For Advancing Your CareerWritten by Bonnie Lowe
You don't want to stay in your current position forever... you want to move up! Here are 10 ways to boost your chances of getting that nice promotion: 1. Do MORE than is expected of you. Never say "That's not part of my job." Volunteer for special assignments.
2. Take INITIATIVE and do what needs to be done, before being asked.
3. LEARN skills you'll need to advance. Take advantage of on-the-job training, but don't rely exclusively on that. Consider taking (and paying for) skill-enhancing courses on your own.
4. Be LOYAL to your boss, your team, and your company. (Yes, you can be loyal without being a "brown-noser.")
5. Be PATIENT and don't expect to be promoted without demonstrating your abilities over time.
Job Interviews & The Magic of MusicWritten by Bonnie Lowe
Can music help you with your next job interview? It just might! Here's how. First, it can help you during your research, preparation and practice. While it doesn't appear to work for everyone, some studies suggest that having classical music playing softly in background as you study can boost your recall. Try it as you're reading over your prepared answers for probable interview questions.
Second, music can help you relax, put you in an positive mood, and help dispel nervousness. Think of a song you really enjoy, one that makes you feel great, and listen to it as you're driving to your interview.
A possible song you might consider is "All Star" by Smash Mouth. It's got a great, upbeat tempo, and some of lyrics could be interpreted as advice for getting ahead: