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Career Advancement: Do
More than Expected to Get Ahead
You are smart. You are ambitious.
And you deserve to keep progressing in your career. But how
do you find ways to stand out from the crowd? This article
covers one of the most effective ways of achieving this -
doing more than expected.
One of the 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
I had a great job as the executive
assistant to the 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 for the 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.
One day the editor left for a position
with another company.
Having already demonstrated my writing
talent, I was asked to apply for the job.
I had to go through the standard hiring
process and compete with other applicants, but because I had
volunteered to write articles, the hiring manager had first-hand
knowledge of my capabilities and I was hired.
Not only was this a promotion, it was
a move into a position that I found much more challenging
So look around and take advantage of opportunities to do more
You'll enjoy more job satisfaction,
help others, and - just maybe - get rewarded for your efforts!
by Bonnie Lowe, Best
Interview Strategies Bonnie is the creator of The
Job Interview Success System "Everything You Need To Know
and Do Before, During, And After Your Job Interview To Blow
Away The Competition And Get Hired!"
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