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There seems to be a lot of wisdom on these forums that may help all of us at work. Whether you've had great success on the job or learned bitter lessons at ones that you couldn't stand, share one tip of career advice with us. This could be a tip on handling your coworkers better, something you observed or a way to complete something in a noisy environment. I have many to share but will start with the first one. Let's make this a great source of advice for us all!

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Pay attention to what the president says and what his subordinates do. He may have a vision of something but if his people beneath him don't buy into it, you may have a hard time implementing his vision.
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Don't buy the lie that your job defines you, or that good performance at work makes you somehow "better".

In fact, eschew the word "career" in favour of "job". The term "career" is loaded with connotations imposed upon us by the [ca....] system.

View your job realistically - it is a means of making money to sustain yourself and nothing more.
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Never gossip.

Listen to what you are told, but do not repeat it.

If someone tells you something personal in confidence, keep it to yourself.

If someone tells you something they have heard, and they tell you to keep it to yourself, do so, and know that person is a gossip, cannot keep a secret, and should not be trusted in twrms of gossiping.

Never throw someone under the bus.

If you must say something about someone, make it a good word, always.

If this seems like part of a strategy, I suppose you can look at it that way.
That said, they all come out of respect for yourself and others, and the cultivation of positive energies.


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Re: Share one piece of career advice with us

Getting your company's higher ups, bosses and coworkers to like you is just as important if not moreso than actually doing well at your job description.
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Re: Share one piece of career advice with us

If you are ever in a situation that is toxic or a bad fit, don't be afraid to at least consider other options.

I still remember the point at which I should have left my old career. I was told that if something wasn't successful, we would all be pushing grocery carts at the supermarket. My honest reaction was: you know? That sounds pretty good right now.

Now I'm doing something that pays far less money and uses little of my education but is far more rewarding. I don't regret anything.
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Don't wear yourself out doing everything or suck up to your boss, you don't want the reputation of being a buttkisser.
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Re: Share one piece of career advice with us

Don't try too hard to be something you're not to please others, even bosses...for the real you will continually surface wondering wtf you're doing...and your body will continually suffer from various "symptoms" of your working so hard to suppress your authenticity and emotions, etc. in hopes of keeping a position that's already making you miserable and stealing most of your life force.
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If at all possible, love your job (or find a job you love). It will make everything a lot easier.
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Ignore Fuzzy.

This kind of unrealistic thinking is the root of all misery.

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Re: Share one piece of career advice with us

Never leave a job on a bad note, don't burn any bridges.

Making relationships is the key to opening career doors and finding the best jobs. Good jobs generally aren't found in the want ads. Most are filled before the public was even aware. Networking with the right people is key.
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If you hate a job and have done all that you know to "fix" it, don't waste too much time getting out. Also, don't waste too much time trying to fix it- be realistic and brave.

I've stayed at several jobs too long and regret it very much.
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This kind of unrealistic thinking is the root of all misery.

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It's possible. You don't have to love all aspects of your job but the more you love the easier it gets!!
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Be kind; you just can't know what people might be going through in their lives outside of work.
Also (if you work in a larger place) don't get sucked into negativity and office politics that might be spread around by some "clique" of employees.
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