5 Tips to Kick Off Your Career

new-job-stamp- MICHELLE TILLIS LEDERMANAre you a recent graduate about to start your first job? Perhaps you are a recent graduate who is moving into a new role. Wondering how to differentiate yourself and hit the ground running? Follow these tips to stand out for the right reasons.

1. Build relationships at every level.
Relationships are key and you may be surprised by which ones are most critical to your career. At my first job, the scheduler of the associates had all the power and that was someone you wanted to get along with. People have to want to work with you and as you grow in your career you need people who also want to work for you. Don’t narrow your focus just to colleagues at your level. Administrative staff often understand workplace dynamics better than anyone. Pursue the relationships that feel authentic to you to expand your resources, knowledge base, and support network.

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Michelle Tillis Lederman

Michelle Tillis Lederman

Michelle Tillis Lederman is an expert on workplace communications and relationships. She is an accomplished speaker and coach, and author of two books including The 11 Laws of Likability and Heroes Get Hired. She was recently named by Forbes as one of the 25 Professional Networking Experts to Watch in 2015.

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