Pay Attention To Your Title
Don’t be fooled, title matters. Right or wrong, your title is how people in and outside your organization judge your value to it, she says. Don’t overlook it.
Know Your Responsibilities
Whether you’re beginning a new position or have been in the same one for years, it’s smart to have your job description and responsibilities in writing. You need to be clear on precisely what your current role is, so that you can make a case for a promotion once you’ve mastered it.
Know What You Want Next
In order to advance, you have to know what you want next in your career. By outlining your future goals, you better understand what you’re working towards and know what to ask for. Having a plan for your career projects confidence, organization and commitment.
Watch Your Image
You have to look the part to earn respect. When your appearance is a wreck, people automatically assume your whole life is a wreck.
Don’t Break Confidences
Keep the ‘confidential’ confidential. Whether it’s tightly held corporate news or a personal confidence, you’ll gain trust and respect by practicing discretion.
When you’re ambitious, it’s frustrating to feel powerless over the timing of your own success, however remain patient (but not complacent) with the corporate process of advancement. Show that you’re willing to put the time in and have respect for the bigger picture. Furthermore, any decision made out of impatience, usually turns out to be the wrong one.