In college, I couldn’t wait for what we all called “the real world,” I devoured plenty of articles that dished out advice on navigating the interview process, getting along with coworkers and, most importantly, being positively regarded by the boss.
Common advice for impressing superiors included “dress for success”, “show up on time”, “be positive” and simply “be really good at whatever you do.” It’s been a few years since I entered the workforce and, looking back, I can confidently say that such guidance barely scratches the surface. As someone who has risen from an entry-level position to management, there are certain lesser-known suggestions every young professional should know to impress their superiors.
I recently facilitated a great conversation about two issues that make a huge difference in your career.
Performed consistently, these “never forget” items serve as two cornerstones in building a successful career. They are simple ideas… tips we hear often but that in reality aren’t actually used any near often enough (even though one easily facilitates the other)…
With graduation right around the corner many young professionals are trying to figure out the right career path to follow.
I asked five of the smartest and most successful business people I know what they wished someone had whispered in their ear at graduation. Here are the top themes that emerged:
The truth is, if you can’t manage your time, you’ll find it hard to properly manage your career. In order to reach any level of career success – be it a raise, a promotion or a new job – you need to first know how to take control of your daily tasks and responsibilities rather than letting them control you.
Start with these tried-and-true methods to recover lost time and make better use of the time you have:
His Seattle Seahawks ran away with the Super Bowl the other night, and it’s clear that Coach Pete Carroll can lead a team to victory.
But Carroll also knows a bit about managing a successful career, despite – or perhaps because of – experiencing some hiccups along the way.
He’s faced multiple firings, a few “demotions”, and massive opposition from fans.
When reviewing Pete Carroll’s extensive career, you can’t help but appreciate these lessons young professionals can adopt toward their own careers: