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Are you ambitious and looking to get ahead in your role? Are
you keen to achieve your personal and career goals and get onto your journey to
success? We’ve got some great tips to help you get on and get ahead at work.
The first step is to define what you mean by success. Some
people measure success by material possessions and high earnings whereas other
people put a lot of stock by being in a position to make a positive and
meaningful impact on other people’s lives. Clearly success means different
things to different people, but the key is understanding what you mean by
success and from this point you can define your goals and then create a plan to
achieve those goals.
We all know that working in an office can have its low
moments but one way to get ahead in business is to remain upbeat and
approachable. This has to be balanced against the company performance as you
don’t want to be smiling too much if your organisation has just lost a big
account for example. However being perceived as positive will have a big impact
on your career in the short and long term.
Once you have decided what your success story looks like,
start to act like you’ve already achieved and reached it. Do you want to be a
director in the business? Consider how they behave and work with others and try
to adopt that approach yourself.
Closely linked to point 2 on our list is point 4 which is
avoid as much as possible the negative people in the office. We all know the
people that engage in gossip and spread rumours but these colleagues should be
avoided. Make sure that if you’re keeping any confidential or sensitive
information to yourself and that you don’t spread rumours.
You're probably busy enough yourself with your own workload,
however, a key way to get ahead in work is to offer to help others around you.
You might not have the time (or the skills) to specifically help on a
colleague’s particular task but asking if you can help could make them feel
like they are not alone. You might have a fresh perspective to offer that they
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