How to Get Ahead at Work

Whether you have just acepted a new job and are anxious to make a good first impression or you’ve been in the same position for years and are angling for a promotion, there are several steps you can take to make a good impression on your colleagues and get ahead. Read on for a few suggestions.

Dress for the Job You Want

This piece of advice may seem like a cliche, but it rings true: presenting yourself well is very important. Standards do vary across industries: wearing a suit may be excessively formal at a tech company but expected for lawyers and bankers. A good rule of thumb is to look at what your coworkers typically wear and dress just slightly more formally than most of them do. If you are not sure where to begin, this guide offers some helpful hints.

Get Comfortable on the Golf Course

In many corporate environments, executives go golfing in order to facilitate bonding and team-building outside of the office. Going for a round of golf is a popular way to entertain clients, as well. Try visiting a gold course in Richmond Virginia or your local area in order to gain a working knowledge of the game (if you are not familiar already). Then, when the time comes to golf as part of a work-related outing, you will be prepared.

Maintain a Positive Attitude

Everyone has days when they don’t feel like going in to work, but if you want to show the higher-ups at your company that you are a dedicated member of the team, it’s important to be upbeat. People will remember how you make them feel, so a friendly attitude goes a long way.

Making a positive impression in your work environment may seem difficult at first, but all it takes is a few simple steps to get things underway. Good luck, and enjoy!

David Curry

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