Workplaces can be great places to spend your days, with challenging projects, fun colleagues and lots to keep you busy so time flies by before you can go home again.
Here’s our tips to help make sure your working day is a joy, rather than a chore.
1. Make your mark as soon as you start
After you’ve survived your first day in a new job, concentrate on building good relationships within your team. These are the people who can help you establish yourself, flag up any potential landmines and answer your questions. Find out more.
2. Play the office politics
Career success is not just about talent. If you want your career to thrive then you have to work to establish credibility, gain allies with influence, stay visible and gain an understanding of the culture.Find out more.
3. Keep a good work-life balance
Your work should interest you, energise you and give you a buzz. But it should also leave you time to enjoy the other aspects of your life – your friends and family, your hobbies and other interests. We work best when our lives are in balance. Find out more.
4. Manage your workload
It is a natural response to want to accommodate the requests of your superiors, after all, they pay your wages and can help make or break your career. But, there is also the very real risk that you can sabotage your career by saying ‘yes’ all the time. Find out more.
5. Create a working wardrobe
You have enough to think about at work without having to worry about what you’re going to wear every day. By developing a ‘capsule’ wardrobe of basic pieces that you can mix and match, you can have a variety of options without having to blow your wages on clothes. Find out more.
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