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Knobull Promotes Factors That Build Long Term Career Success
Do things NOW! Never procrastinate. Nothing irks a manager more than a newbie at work that is already showing signs of lazing or taking short cuts. Attack your work immediately. Have a plan of attack to the work that is assigned to you. Also, without procrastinating you can finish your work much earlier.
Never leave a meeting without clear next steps that you are required to complete. A date of when the work is expected to be completed by you is part of this next step. This also applies to your discussion with your supervisor. Always seek to clarify what's needed from your end before you leave the discussion.
Notice means being a keen observer of things around you and people. Now, it doesn't mean being nosy and to start gossiping. There are always dynamics. Do not be pulled into the politics that can hurt your career at an early stage. Notice here means to observe and to take note of things.
Among all the career success factors, being friendly is and helpful probably is the easiest to do. Being nice doesn't mean you go around volunteering to make coffee for your colleagues. It can mean very simple and sincere greetings of "Good Morning." It can also be a pleasant smile. You need to be mindful to do this in order to transfer it to your colleagues.
Bentley concluded, "Sure, you are new to the industry. There are very few people you know. But that should not stop you from finding out where people hang out and when. Start with your colleagues first. Where do they go for lunch? To network at a smaller scale is to get your face recognized. Then you can work on getting your name known. There is a caveat to this, while networking is one of the important career success factors - make sure you deliver good work."