Career Promotion Experience

A famous quote from “The Last Lecture” of  Randy_Pausch is :

“Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted.”

So, let’s see some of my “experience” with promotion and bonus ;-)

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1. How you appear is more important than how you perform in your job! Remember to create a professional image all the time; learn what’s going on in your industry; speak them up whenever you can.

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2. How you communicate is more important than how you do the job. Even in technical industries.

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3. Any job will become a routine, mundane job after some time. You need to stretch yourself to make it interesting. If you can’t do it, then quit.

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4. Always have some ideas up your sleeve to tell your manager on how to improve things.

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5. Take responsibilities when offered, they are the pathway to move up the career ladder.

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6. Bad people. They will be everywhere. Know how to handle them.

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7. Compliment people; Give credits to others. Nice employees leave company not because of less salary, but for the lack of recognition.

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8. Be nice with your receptionist / administrative assistants. They run the company.

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9. Don’t do the works allotted to your colleagues. You tell them how to do and let them do it.

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10. Come at least 5 minutes earlier than the office start time. You can go home on the dot.

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That’s all !

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Wise men say, “Luck is when opportunity meets preparation” , and now I’m trying to be a wise man ;-)

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  5. The career tips above were posted in unknown particular order, because they depends on each other’s situation, and even with one person they may vary a bit from time to time.
    However, if I have to re-arrange them in order of importance , I will place them as following:

    [PRINCIPAL]
    1. How you appear is more important than how you perform in your job! …

    2. How you communicate is more important than how you do the job.

    3. Compliment people; Give credits to others.

    [LEAD]
    4. Always have some ideas up your sleeve to tell your manager on how to improve things.

    5. Bad people. They will be everywhere. Know how to handle them.

    6. Take responsibilities when offered, they are the pathway to move up the career ladder.

    [SENIOR]
    8. Don’t do the works allotted to your colleagues. You tell them how to do and let them do it.

    6. Be nice with your receptionist / administrative assistants. …

    9. Come at least 5 minutes earlier than the office start time. …

    10. Any job will become a routine, mundane job after some time. You need to stretch yourself to make it interesting. …

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    These tips are just from my point of view. And, to be honest, I learned them the hard way … You may have some better ideas on your own, feel free to leave some lines here :-)

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