Working and balancing a heavy career can be tough. Being noticed, developing within the social needs of an office and generally performing your duty each day can be enough to fill your plate. Attending to the bare minimum in each of these fields can lead you to stagnate, though. If you always focus on the bare minimum of social maintenance, you rarely develop the networking skills to advance. If you only complete the bare minimum of daily work, you’ll never push yourself or develop merit.

Pushing those things to a high intensity can also make you seem impatient, insincere and overly keen. Balance is always key. If you’re looking to achieve a higher position in your firm, these tips can truly be the best places to start:

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Learn To Speak

Presenting can be scary. If you haven’t had much practice. In general, public speaking can feel downright debilitating. However, if you’re able to pull off a killer presentation, or navigate your way through a complex situation with your boss by communicating effectively, you can immediately grow your authority.

Learning to speak well is one of the highest priorities you can have. We’d recommend learning how to publicly speak by attending groups, such as Toastmasters, to develop this skill in the presence of people just like you. While improving your public speaking skills. you will also improve your presenting skills by actually working on the presentation diligently and receiving constructive criticism. Using themes for Google slides can make your presentation feel cohesive and planned. Presenting and communication are both skills employers value to a high degree. If you work on this, you improve your net worth by an unprecedented amount.

Acceptance & Value

There is a fine tightrope you must walk in the effort of progressing your career. You should be eager to take on extra work and go the extra mile for your firm. This is primarily for your career advancement rather than out of the goodwill of your heart. With this in mind, you should be prepared to decline something, even if it’s important. Bosses subconsciously understand and identify an employee who simply cannot say no to overtime when asked and then will usually try to make them work more than they have the good social grace to decline.

This can be debilitating for people simply trying to make a good impression as they feel being taken advantage of could be the only way to get respect. This is not so. Understanding your worth will help you manage your time more effectively. Bosses respect this. They want to see a degree of self-respect in your working schedule. Sometimes, saying no can be the best thing you can do, as long as the timing and communication are right.

With these small handy tricks, you’re sure to be on your way climbing the corporate ladder.

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