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Fred Goff
CEO and Founder of Jobcase
over 6 months ago

Thoughts on standing out

Do you bring problems to your boss? Solutions? or problems with suggested solutions?

Usually problem brew up to the person you report to. If everything is going fine, and if you know your authority well, then no need to bug anyone else - right? But when things go wrong, usually you need to check in with a Boss to either let them know, or to double-check your authority in addressing the problem.

Here's my 2 cents of advice - try to bring solutions when you surface an issue or problem. Even if its a suggestion. You will be seen in a constructive light, grease the wheels on promotions and goodies (titles, $$, benefits, etc.) and prob have more productive relationship. This isn't always possible, but whenever it is, pause and put a solution to the situation!

#workplace #gettingahead #promotion #relationship #boss

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Fred Goff
CEO and Founder of Jobcase
over 6 months ago

Go above and beyond to get above and beyond!

World of work can be hard and, like life, rarely “fair”. But with polite persistence you can get ahead. There is really just one main way - go above and beyond. Outperform expectations! Go the extra mile! You are being compensated to do a job. While appreciated, one rarely gets to jump ahead fast for simply doing their job well. The way tonite accelerate your growth is to do more than your job. If you understand what metrics matter most to your employer, and what work you can help your colleagues and supervisor do faster/better-then you’ll start to stand out.
What can you do this week at your job that is above and beyond the normal call of duty? What have you done already this month? Do u have a story where this worked out for you? #gettingAhead #promotion

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Fred Goff
CEO and Founder of Jobcase
over 6 months ago

20% rule of getting ahead - whadayathink?

A really bright young man named Theo Epstein helped the Red Sox break an 80 year curse and got us our first World Series in almost a century. Then he went to Chicago and kinda did it again. Did I mention he was the youngest MLB manager in history?
So when I saw him offer career advice in this article I wonder what you think of it.
The article is below and here’s the outtake from Theo: “Whoever your boss is, or your bosses are, they have 20 percent of their job that they just don’t like. So if you can ask them or figure out what that 20 percent is, and figure out a way to do it for them, you’ll make them really happy, improve their quality of life and their work experience. If you do a good job with it, they’ll start to give you more and more responsibility.”

#career #gettingAhead #ambition #20%

https://awealthofcommonsense.com/2019/03/the-20-percent-rule/

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