Do More than Expected To Get Ahead

Written by Bonnie Lowe

One ofrepparttar best things you can do to increase your career advancement opportunities where you work is to do more than expected. It's often not enough to just do a fine job and expect promotions now and then based on longevity. So find opportunities to show you can handle more responsibility or different duties than those in your job description.

Here's one example from my own personal experience. I had a great job asrepparttar 125371 executive assistant torepparttar 125372 general manager. But I often didn't have enough to do to keep me busy. I hate being bored, and I enjoy writing. So I began writing articles and submitting them forrepparttar 125373 employee newsletter, even though none were solicited.

The editor liked what I wrote, and every article I submitted was accepted and published. Readers even began looking forward to my articles.

Six Factors That Can Cost You the Interview/Job

Written by Bonnie Lowe

One ofrepparttar most common reasons employers cite for not hiring a qualified candidate is "unprofessional appearance." Here are six other factors that can help you remain inrepparttar 125370 unemployment line:

(1) Being unprepared forrepparttar 125371 interview. Prepare, plan, and practice! In today's tough job market, you MUST do everything you can to give yourself an edge... preparation isrepparttar 125372 key.

(2) Not being able to communicate clearly and effectively. This is important duringrepparttar 125373 interview and onrepparttar 125374 job. Being nervous can really mess up your communication skills, so being well prepared and practicing what you're going to say are always your best bet.

(3) Being aggressive, arrogant, or acting in a superior way. No one wants to hire or work with people who think they're better than everyone else. Be careful with your attitude, even if you think you're surrounded by incompetent fools. Being confident is good. Being an arrogant jerk is bad.

(4) Making excuses for failings. Your teacher never bought "The dog ate my homework!" and your boss isn't going to buy "The finance department gave merepparttar 125375 wrong figures!" Inrepparttar 125376 grown-up world, you have to take responsibility for what you are responsible for! You'll never earn respect by blaming others when things go wrong.

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