Monday, 27 March 2017

5 Useful Pieces Of Career Advice Nobody Will Give You.

1. Never Tell Your Boss Or Client Their Idea Won't Work.
Negativity is bad and getting branded as the guy with the negative attitude is worst. However, there are times when you have to tell your boss or client that their idea won't work and the best thing to do is to present it in a different light.

                          

Instead, tell them what their idea will cost, how much effort will be required to implement it, and what the likely outcome will be. This will give them an image of you as someone who is willing to undertake challenges and not someone who give up easily.


2. Stop Saying 'I Don't Know' To Your Boss.

None of us is capable of knowing everything and it is natural for us to have knowledge gaps when it comes to some matters. So when your boss asks you a question about something you don't know, it is natural for you to say 'I don't know'.


                           
               
Now imagine how your boss will feel, every time you say 'I'll find out', instead of 'I don't know'. It will make you seems like a person with a positive attitude with a go-getter character.


3. Write Every Work Email As If It Were Going To Be Read Out In Court.

Here is the uncomfortable truth, your organization can monitor, track and even read them. And there is nothing you can do about it. There are many instances where emails sent by an employee were used against them in court cases by the employer. 

                               

So always keep this in mind before sending an angry email or a gossip about a co-worker, that these emails could come back to haunt you someday.

4. Keep A Database Of Commonly Answered Questions At Work.

Every job involves answering some type of questions and it can be a tiring task to always answer the same questions over and over again. If a question is asked more than twice, then make a web page or Google doc with answers to that question. So that next time instead of typing out the whole thing, you can just direct them to the file.


                          


5. Bragging About How Busy You Are Is Never A Good Idea.

Being busy has nothing to with being productive, although most of us seem to believe being busy means productive. This is a serious misconception that often leads to gross inefficiency at workplaces.


                    


A good employee is someone who can efficiently manage his work in the proper amount of time and not someone distracted by the water cooler talks. Always saying, you are busy reflects on other as you are an inefficient worker.

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