How To Get That Promotion

Written by Garry Munro


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Plan and follow your plan

Donít Procrastinate, do what needs to be done NOW!!

Think ahead, when ask to do A & B, do C as well.

Anticipaterepparttar next question and providerepparttar 143477 answer before youíre asked

Dress and Act as if you were already inrepparttar 143478 position you want to reach

Go to lunch with successful people and learn from them

Donít be afraid to ask questions and ask for help

Avoid Office Politics

Be an Individual while being a team player.

Learn everything about your company and products

Follow these tips and you wonít need to ask for a promotion or extra money, it will happen automatically

Garry Munro is a successful consultant, speaker & coach in the area of self-development.

Based in Sydney Australia he runs his own business "Minds Alike" and works with small business owners and individuals assisting them to set & achieve their goals.

Visit his blog site at www.mindsalike.blogspot.com for more articles on success, business and self motivation.


Should You be a "Jack of all trades" or a Specialist?

Written by By Stephen Bucaro


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- Managers do not fault a generalist when they try to tap intorepparttar expertise of a specialist, in fact, they expect and encourage it.

The generalist needs to work withrepparttar 143417 specialist withrepparttar 143418 understanding that they have no intention of underminingrepparttar 143419 specialist. They just want to tap into their brain for enough knowledge to keep themselves out of trouble. In exchange,repparttar 143420 generalist will keeprepparttar 143421 specialist appraised of any concerns in areas outside their specialty. How to Succeed as a Specialist

The secret to being a successful specialist is to stay focused onrepparttar 143422 narrow, but deep skills and knowledge of your specialty. Understand that many areas outside your specialty can have a major impact on your work, but any time dedicated to learning about peripheral subjects is time taken away from increasing your skills and knowledge in your specialty.

You have to deliberately define your skills pool. What areas outside your specialty will you explore and to what depth? Unlikerepparttar 143423 "jack of all trades", you understand that nobody can be an expert at everything.

Take advantage ofrepparttar 143424 symbiotic relationship between a specialist and a generalist. Share any knowledge thatrepparttar 143425 generalist needs to avoid making mistakes and creating a poor quality of work. In return,repparttar 143426 generalist will share any information you need to avoid problems caused by concerns in areas outside your specialty.

Should You be a "Jack of All Trades" or a Specialist?

The generalists' range of knowledge makes them a better candidate for promotion to a supervisory or managerial position. When that happens,repparttar 143427 generalist may not understand that in addition torepparttar 143428 high stress of being expected to know everything technical, they will now be subjected torepparttar 143429 stress of being involved in corporate politics. Whereas they became a "Jack of all trades" because of their love of science and technology, now they need to become an expert at "covering their ass", "back stabbing", and other political games.

- If an individual, who became a "jack of all trades" because of their love of science and technology, refuses to accept a promotion to a supervisory or managerial position, they will be considered to be "lacking in ambition" and will not be receiving any future meaningful salary increases.

The specialist is usually not considered for promotion to a supervisory or manager position because they are considered too important in their specialty. And that's okay, because they receive more respect and higher salary than most supervisors and managers. However, if business slows down, they may be one ofrepparttar 143430 first employees to get fired.

- Because specialists are expensive, their job may be subject to outsourcing. If it's possible to outsource your work, closely monitorrepparttar 143431 outsourcing trend in your specialty.

Which is better, to be a generalist or a specialist? A "jack of all trades" is under higher stress and greater probability of being pushed into a supervisory or managerial position. Specialists receive more respect and higher salaries. If your specialty is one that is unlikely to be outsourced, it's definitely better to be a specialist.

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