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where you want to be five and ten years down the road. Kathryn Minshew, the founder and CEO TheDailyMuse.com: “There’s a delicate balance in life between following your passions and paying your dues; sometimes one is necessary to achieve the other. Get to know people who are where you want to be in one, five, and ten years, and be realistic: no career is as glamorous as it seems from the outside. Success is hard work.”
One of the keys to professional success is your immediate manager, who has a profound influence over your ability to build a successful career. I t helps to make your boss a fan and an all,
and here are some effective ways to do it:
- Anticipate and prevent problems from arising within your sphere of responsibility,
- Understand what’s needed and deliver it on time and in the way your boss prefers.
- Make sure your work is accurate and what is needed rather than what you can get away with.
- Seek advice and accept constructive criticism gracefully.
- Share the credit you receive for work well done.
- Communicate clearly, professionally, honestly, and as often as your boss wants.
- Be a reliable team member in thought, word, and deed.
- Consistently make your boss look good to others through your words and deeds.
- Thank your boss for either specific support or general encouragement.
- Never assume a job is complete when you hand it in. Be prepared to revise, edit, or recast your work.
- Increase your skills and expand your connectivity by volunteering for any interdepartmental projects or committees.
- Look for orphan projects that no one wants but that need to be done.