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What Color Is Your Parachute?

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2017: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers
by Richard Nelson Bolles
The best-selling job-hunting book in the world. One of the reasons it's still so popular is that author Richard Bolles faithfully revises the English-language edition, often dramatically, each year.
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9 Tips to Advance Your Career and Rise in the Corporate Ladder

January 16 2015 - If you want to progress within the corporate ladder and rise within your company, or in a different company, you have to start thinking about how to consciously go about accomplishing that goal. You can do that by observing the following:

  1. Do not allow personal conflicts to crop up
     
    Your main aim in your place of work is to accomplish your contractual obligations to your employer. Whereas conflict at work cannot be avoided, limit it to differences in professional opinion. Your colleagues will respect you for it and will want to work with you even outside your current place of employment.
     
  2. Stay positive
     
    This not only helps you get through the day but it soon starts to be noticed by your employer. People will gravitate towards you when you are positive and optimistic. Your ability to solve problems will improve if you always keep your cool and see the best inbad situations. 
     
  3. Be confident in yourself
     
      Believe in your abilities and skills. Identify those aspects in yourself that you think impact on your ability to be confident and improve on them.
    Improving your skills can be a confidence booster. You could for instance get an MBA if it will help you feel more confident in your ability to perform your role.
     
  4. Avoid office gossip
     
    Gossip can deter you from your goal. Do not be drawn into it under any circumstance.
     
  5. Do not procrastinate
     
    Procrastination will leave you with a heap of work to complete and this will always leave you behind schedule. Since you'll always be catching up with work, you'll always be under so much pressure and you will never have time to reflect on the direction your career is taking.
     
  6. Plan for Career Advancement
     
    Getting an MBA will ensure you progress in your place of work or in other companies. If you have over 5 years of experience in a field, you should consider enrolling into a university. You can easily juggle a part time MBA with work and it will only take you 2 years to complete.
     
  7. Do not be afraid to make mistakes
     
    It's always good to get the right results the first time. However, if you find that you have made a mistake, apologize and do better next time. Mistakes should however be allowed to happen only once. Build a reputation for being a quick learner and you'll rise in your career.
     
  8. Build Networks
     
    Through professional social networks, you are able to connect with recruiters and managers within your company and in other companies. Your resume and comments from your colleagues about your work ethic are visible to potential employers. Keep your profile updated and reach out to more contacts.
     
  9. Do not be afraid to take on more work
     
    If you find that you have some time on your hands, you can ask for additional responsibilities from your employer. This will show your dedication, your ability to plan and accomplish your tasks and your willingness to contribute to the good of the company.
     

About the Author

Dannie Lari is an accomplished education professional with extensive experience in the field of higher learning. Her passion for career development has encouraged many candidates to enroll for part time MBA courses. Read more on her current tips to advance your career on her website.

Resumes For Dummies

Resumes For Dummies(r), 6th Edition

by Joyce Lain Kennedy
  Get the jump on the competition with the first book that tells you how to create a resume that takes advantage of today's technology. Say goodbye to ugly, plain text formats and welcome the return of the handsome resume - fully formatted and reader friendly. This newly revised guide shows you how to craft a "StandOut" resume that'll get your foot in the door.
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