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7 Career Tips to Succeed at Work

April 3, 2014

Work is not what it used to be, and whether you’re hunting for a better job, striving to move to the next level in your company, or wanting to become a better entrepreneur, polishing your career and people skills is as important as setting them in the first place.

Read on and learn 7 tips and how these can help turn your career goals into results. Take notes!

1. Grow your network

As they say, it’s not what you know but who you know. Networking is key to help you cultivate meaningful relationships and can help accelerate your success at work and in your business. Remember that people are more likely to do business with people they know and like.

2. Show a positive attitude

Being positive about work and life is essential to success.  No one wants to be near a person who drags others down, instead opt to focus on the positives in any situation and inspire others to do the same.

3. Polish your look

A good impression is another major aspect of being successful. Project an image of success to other people before you even say a word. Wear a sleek outfit, impeccable make up, and a big smile! Don’t forget that your looks also enhance your self-esteem and make you a more confident person.

4. Broaden your skills

Our lives are constantly changing, and the same happens with our careers. Stay in the know and refresh your skills by attending seminars, signing up for conferences, and reading.

5. Sharpen your communication skills

Learn to communicate effectively. Listen to what others are saying. Focus on how to give and receive constructive feedback, to persuade effectively, and to ask for help when needed.

6. Improve your listening skills

Listen carefully without interrupting and then take the time to think and form a response. It takes practice, but it pays off.

7. Relax

Don’t forget to take a break, relax, and enjoy yourself! Spend time on something that you love doing. This will boost your productivity.

Have other tips helped advance your career? Share them in the comments below.