Young, ambitious and in your first job? Want to

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Young, ambitious and in your first job? Want to climb the ladder to success?Every business loves young and ambitious employees. They offer great value to a business and can often come up with new ideas. I would offer you the following advice:* Find a hole and jump into it. Basically find something that will of value to your company and make yourself the expert of goto guy for that service etc. Think of things like understanding a particular market such as young single men, or maybe be good at thinking up jingles, slogans etc. Anything that will have people coming to you to ask for your advice or including you on your team. You must be careful that you are not only known for this otherwise they will promote you so that they dont lose you!* Keep your eyes open and your mouth shut. Take every opportunity to learn things by observing others. Try not to be seen as the upstart who keeps asking questions at awkward times. People will understand that you need to ask questions at your stage in your career, but try to make them insightful and at appropriate times. Dont ask questions about things you can easily find out yourself, but dont take too long on completing tasks because you dont know what you are doing.* Find a mentor. Sometimes people are recommended for a particular role or position. Often a more experienced colleague will do this for you. Try and establish a two way professional relationship with a more senior member of staff who will mentor you in exchange for your views etc. This does not mean fetching their coffee etc, but contributing positively to your mentors work load maybe offering a different view on a matter or providing information on a matter that you have researched.Lastly, be professional, be useful and develop your skills and experience. If you are pleasant to work with and contribute to your projects and assignments and are seen as an asset to the company you will climb the ladder.————————————————- Copyright 2006 Biz Guru LLCLee Lister has written a book for job seekers called FastTrack to Job Success that can be found on She also provides CV and Resume writing services and specialises in senior managers and those changing career paths.This article may be freely distributed if this resource box stays attached. ————————————————-Lee Lister, writes as The Biz Guru, for a number of web sites including her own sites and With over 20 years management and business consultancy experience with businesses large and small as well as being a serial entrepreneur, she now helps others set up, develop and market their businesses. 494

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