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Posted June 06, 2016 by

Why employees should put extra effort into impressing the boss

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At the very beginning of your career, you may be faced with the fact that all the knowledge and the diplomas in the world will not be enough to save you if you are on your boss’s bad side. You will end up watching from your cubicle how other people are getting promoted, while you are sitting there and doing the same things you have done on your first day at work.

You see, when people graduate they are full of confidence and hope, and that is not a bad thing, but books and tests are just the basics that should be upgraded with experience and interpersonal relationships. One of the people who can affect your professional growth the most is your boss, and you should do your best to make that relationship productive and mutually beneficial.

Learning from your boss

One of the main reasons why you should have a good relationship your boss is the opportunity to learn from someone who is in a position you would love to be in the future. If you are constantly giving your maximum with work tasks and showing consistency and dedication, you will have the right to participate in some important conversations and find out many valuable things, not only about the company you are working in, but also about the road to success.

Self-improving

At first, your motivation may be just to impress your boss, but as time goes on, your dedication and efforts will grow to become habits and make your career success even more certain. Showing up to work early and taking initiative might seem like “sucking up” to your boss to other employees and to you yourself, but actually, when you think about it, there is nothing wrong with these actions. On the contrary, they showcase you as a well-educated and ambitious man/woman.

You are the image of your boss

… and vice versa. A good boss surrounds himself with competent people, and if you show to be anything other but that, you will not only make your boss look bad, but also create a negative image about yourself, which can impact your position in the firm, and even future employment opportunities. If you on the other hand, do your best to make your boss succeed, you will show that you are a great employee worthy of going up the corporate ladder.

Improving your current job

If you want to love the job you are doing, you have to make it a job you can love. The best, and possibly the only way to do so, is to make your boss fond of you. If you are consistently productive and assigning for the difficult tasks, you will have a more pleasant relationship with your boss, which will make your working hours less stressful. Beyond that, you will get better assignments and maybe become the right-hand-man/woman.

Getting promoted

The ultimate goal of every employee would never even be considered without a long process of impressing the boss. After all, your boss is the one handling the decisions about transfer of the employees to a better job. If you notice he is giving you some extra projects and work, accept it with enthusiasm, because this can be a part of grooming you for higher jobs, and eventually even his position. So, make sure you are on his radar by struggling to get new challenges and more recognition, instead of struggling to get your work done.

Some people would love to spend their days at work unnoticed to avoid conflicts and critiques, but by doing so, they are also avoiding praises and opportunities. Do not be one of those people and fight your way up to the top, in a struggle where impressing your boss is your best chance to succeed.

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Nate Vickery, guest writer

Nate Vickery, guest writer

Nate Vickery is a marketing manager and a blogger. He is also the editor-in-chief at BizzMarkBlog.

Posted August 25, 2014 by

Travel Agent Can Prove To Be The Best Career Option

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Woman in travel agent office. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The main aim of travel agents is to assess some of the best business and individual people’s needs, which can help them to make finest possible travel arrangements. An agent needs to specialize towards the kind of travel as divided under business and leisure category. Moreover, travel can also be categorized under the destination. Travel agents or planners are going to promote the travel packages, as part of the resorts, cruise lines and also some other specialty groups. Understanding more about the travel groups and the mindset of the travelers is a must, if you want to reach the best position in this career option. (more…)

Posted July 23, 2014 by

Job Prospects Of A Cell Phone Technician Related With Visually Impaired Smartphone

Cell phone technician at recycling plant working on mobile phones

Cell phone technician at recycling plant working on mobile phones. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

There are some special options, which you are bound to get hold of, when the main area of concern is associated with mobile phone developments. Building some of the best software and tools for the visually impaired can be defined as the right way of helping them communicate with others, without even feeling dependent all the time. With the advent of modern technology, there are some prospective career options, for you to try and get hold of, and one such can be defined as a cell phone technician. The main aim of this group is to offer a proper fault diagnosis, which can help in improving the quality of the phone. (more…)

Posted July 08, 2014 by

How to Launch a Successful Career in IT

Monica Wells

Monica Wells

From mobile operation systems and online search engines to financial networks and data repositories, Information Technology has lured its way to become an important part of our daily lives. There’s no denying it – the demand for IT products and services is on the rise, and so is the demand for specialists in the field. The Bureau of labor Statistics predicts, for instance, that the job market for software engineers is by 2018 going to grow by a striking figure of 32%!

It might sound like a piece of cake, but a successful career in IT does not come that easily. Here are some tips for those interested in entering the IT sector. (more…)

Posted May 20, 2014 by

Searching for Recent College Graduate Jobs? 17 Realities Facing Grads

For those of you about to search for recent college graduate jobs, you should be aware of 17 realities facing graduates that are found in the following post.

It’s ONLY a selfie. That’s the argument from graduating students at the University of South Florida. School officials at USF have asked grads to not snap selfies as they receive diplomas. A quote from the Associated Press: “I don’t have an anti-selfie bent,” said Michael Freeman, the USF dean who made the selfie rule. “I would just caution students to think

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Posted May 08, 2014 by

Career Advice To Young Job Seekers

Young college student smiling while holding school supplies

Young college student smiling while holding school supplies. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

If you’re about to finish your college education this term, you must be thinking of how you’re going to get a job after you graduate. Many students thought that life after college is just like walking in a park. They believe that since they have earned their degree and got their diploma, finding a job will be just a piece of cake for them. Sorry to popped out your bubble dream, my friend, but finding success in a complicated job market is not as easy as you have imagined.

Getting your first job will take a lot of personal motivations, patience, determination, and courage. Sending out your applications to a multitude of businesses or companies doesn’t work alone. Many people are also looking for a job and it’s difficult to stand out among the crowd. If you plan to jump right into a full-time career after graduation, please take this advice at heart if you want to get the right job for you. (more…)

Posted May 07, 2014 by

The price of not attending college

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Putting money into college savings. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Many high school graduates fret over their future, and for those following the news, the situation may seem murkier than ever. Forbes reports that the nation’s “$1 trillion student loan problem keeps getting worse,” and according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, college graduates are greeted with “crummy” jobs and fewer full-time options. Students weighing their options might begin to wonder if college is even worth it anymore. Well, a new report says it is. In fact, recent research suggests the only thing less affordable than college is not going at all. (more…)

Posted April 17, 2014 by

Four Costly Student Loan Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Gold image of graduate chained to debt

Gold image of graduate chained to debt. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re in a lot of student loan debt. In fact, as a country we’re in considerably more student loan debt than we are in credit card debt. However, student loan debt isn’t necessarily a bad thing especially if it helped or is helping to fund an education that will pay dividends for the next several decades in the form of a higher income. Having said (or written) that, there are several mistakes that students make regarding the use of student loans and they can be easily avoided. (more…)

Posted April 03, 2014 by

3 Ways Recent Graduates Can Land that First Entry Level Job

If recent graduates want to improve their chances of landing that first entry level job, the following post has three ways for them to do so.

Now that you have your diploma, you’ve finally sworn off retail and thrown in the busboy towel. Your resume is a well-oiled machine — clean, efficient and just a little bit sexy. You’re ready for the responsibilities and rewards of a real-world career. But there’s a problem. You have

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Posted January 20, 2014 by

Your Last Semester of School: 5 Ways to Make It Count

Smiling female college student in the library

Smiling female college student in the library. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Summary: Put just as much effort and energy into your last semester as you did into your first, and you’ll stand a better chance of landing a great job when you graduate.

The holidays are over, the New Year is well underway, and you’re launching into your spring semester with all your cylinders firing. But this isn’t an ordinary spring semester—it’s your last. Get ready for your last mid-terms, your last finals, and the last spring break you’ll experience as an undergraduate.

So what steps can you take to make the most of the months ahead? How can you prepare to jump into the job market with both feet as soon as you have your diploma in hand? Keep these tips in mind. (more…)