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BASIC CAREER ADVICE.
Now as you sit in the chair and deliberate over your career perhaps some thoughts begin to take shape. What action should I take, how much exertion will be required, should I be bold, venturesome or await to see what others do? How do I measure reaction of my peers and superiors? Factors used at Fortune 500 companies for determining advancement and merit increases do not vary much. One needs to be aware of the personnel reviews and prepare for this annual event. Yes, think how you would conduct the interview and attempt to lead the discussion to what you wish to discuss. The comments that follow will assist in these decisions and lead to the path of corporate leadership or career satisfaction. Large companies, the military or the Federal government do not differ significantly. Small companies, under 500 employees cannot afford the staff to conduct in depth personnel reviews. One must assume the competence level of all near the same level. Educational background of everyone very similar. Now you need to learn how to advance or manage your career to achieve your goals or level of satisfaction.
Remember all large companies classify employees in a very similar fashion. Working within the confine of a large organization produces a clone able to change employers and immediately adjust to the new surroundings. Do not fall into a sense of false security or become naive. The boss (all bosses) protect themselves first. Be aware of the statements below.
Many supervisors do not pay enough attention to their subordinates differences or troubles. Many managers promote those who silently do what they are told and what always done. They do not wish to be annoyed by complaints and flawed practices or new ideas.
Careers usually consist of periods with exceptional satisfying experiences followed by some disappointments and or let downs. Look for career counseling and or who can be a career coach. You must temper both extremes. Remember to play the game. When you combine a knowledge of what the company needs with an ability to get things done you will benefit.
If your career stops gushing do not fear, several recourses are available to follow. Large corporations not only need but protect (work horses) good sound employees with varied skills.
Salary protection exists and more free time becomes available to dedicate time to money management, spend additional happy hours with family, enjoy less stress and work regular hours.
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Seek another position within the corporation. Remember to look for opportunities in operations over staff positions. Within operations lies the the keys to a company's success. Early in your career diligently improve your abilities with power point presentations and verbal presentations.
Learn how to be a team player and not a disrupter. Even when you sure your boss not taking the best direction quickly join with him and the majority and act without hesitation or doubt. Be the first to congratulate the promoted. Elitism has its drawbacks. Companies can and do miss potential stars. Stars can become too full of themselves. Stay flexible and always be seen with a happy face.
Now go forth with confidence and reach for your goals to enjoy your career.
One final thought. As you complete a day's work ask yourself "what did I do to produce another barrel of oil today". This applies regardless of industry.
HAVE YOU THOUGHT OF EARLY RETIREMENT?