03 May How To Start Your Career Off Right, In The Most Promotable Way
When I was just beginning my corporate career in publishing many years ago, I assumed I understood a decent amount about how to behave and perform to be considered a strong employee. But I soon recognized that the nuances—such as how to really get noticed, or how to demonstrate promotability, or how to show eagerness for more responsibility without getting burned out—were much more elusive. And there was no one I felt comfortable to ask these important questions about how to start off on the best foot so I could set myself up to thrive.
Turns out, I wasn’t alone. Thousands of folks just entering the job market and workforce for the first time are often shocked at what they don’t know about how to succeed in a big way, in their first roles. In short, they’re doing a lot of surmising, and those best guesses often fall flat and lead us to failure.