The Best Handful of Tips 57 –
Advancing Your Career
What you want to be is more important than what you are. You will need to plan and work hard to achieve success.
There are four keys to success – tenacity of purpose, what you know, who you know and the necessary resources.
Five of the best tips to advance your career in a large organisation
Get to know the corporate culture
Read the annual reports.
Know the standards expected and the ambitions (the mission statement) of the organisation.
Dress well. Set an example so the organisation can be proud of you.
Find mentors to counsel and advise you on steps in your career
Get honest feedback and act on it. Don’t resent helpful criticism. If you listen to flattery but not to criticism, you will go astray.
Maintain high ethical standards and a good work output
People who can get things done quickly and efficiently are the ones who get promoted.
Be honest and helpful in all your work.
Build good relationships and alliances
Join groups and organisations and make an effort to strengthen your social and business networks.
Continually learn new skills
Keep upgrading your qualifications and make the most of all relevant new training opportunities.
Take on new responsibilities when they become available.
To advance your career exceed your bosses’ expectations, protect their reputations, and give them credit for your successes.
“Nothing ventured, nothing gained.”
Source: “Revitalise YOUR Business”, first published by Moss Associates Ltd, New Zealand; McGraw-Hill, Australia; the Singapore Institute of Management; Ane Books India; Se-Education, Thailand and as ” Business Secrets. Guidelines for New Leader-managers”, Cengage Learning, Asia. Also available as e-books from Amazon.com and from the VitalSource Bookshelf.