4 Pieces Of Career Advice You Didn’t Learn At School


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My school years were some of my best, but all I remember learning is Pythagoras and Pi, both of which have sadly not been put to use. There are only some things you learn through working, like office etiquette or how to address an email without seeming stupid. If you’re just starting out in a new job or fresh from education, here are some insider tips that will help you succeed. Some might surprise you!

Don’t be the drunk girl at the office party            

This one may seem obvious, but every office drinks or party there will be one who will take it too far and then pay the price. You’ll never live down the time you thought it smart to jump on the bar in front of your boss. Of course, socialize and have a few, but it’s important to remember you are amongst your professionals. Just show restraint! Here’s how to survive the office party.

Aspire for what you think is out of reach

Aim high and never settle. Sometimes, it’s easy to put yourself down and play on your weaknesses, rather than your strengths. However, it’s important to always strive for the best. So, apply for the dream job that you don’t think in a million years because you just never know! It will push you to improve your skills and increase your self-esteem. (F.Y.I this mantra also works for men). Want to land your dream job? Read our article here!

The power of matching underwear

It may sound ridiculous, but making a concentrated effort to match your underwear is an instant way to boost your confidence and feel more ‘complete’. When I wear a co-ordinated set, I walk differently…I hold my head up high. Also, maybe, in some very bizarre meeting where the shoes come off, you can feel safe in the knowledge that your socks will match!

Introduce yourself with your first name and last name

There are countless movie scenes of the lead guy/ girl, practising their speech in front of the mirror. Now, it is the time to do that. Stare into your reflection and repeat, “Hello, I am Charlotte Walsh”. (Well, say your own name, not mine). You may think it’s too formal, but saying your full name is the difference between making a lacklustre connection and a great one. It will make you memorable and make a powerful impact – try it out at the next networking event! If you want more tips to breeze through that networking event, we’ve got you.

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  • http://www.ohjanuary.blogspot.co.uk Hannah Lucy

    Great post – Loved the last point!

    Hannah | Oh January

  • http://anotherrantingreader.blogspot.co.uk Another Ranting Reader

    Great post – the matching underwear thing definitely works! It’s weird the ways that you can build confidence.

    Jemima x

  • Pamela Mccray

    Wow . . really excellent points made here. I’m at the end of my working career, but your article is right on point. Sharing!!!
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  • http://www.brittneymathurin.com/ Brittney Mathurin

    Thanks for those tips, I’ve been trying to get my first job so this will help me alot!!


  • Catherine Delves

    Great post, really useful as I’m looking for my first job after graduating soon!

    Catherine xx

  • Della

    Awesome tips, thanks so much for posting! Now to the mirror to practice my introduction 😜

  • Laura Mareno

    Really enjoyed this post! So agree with the power of underwear! haha kisses:D


  • http://www.floradelsoul.com Krystal Yabor

    Matching my underwear is a sure sign I’m going to have a great day. Awesome tips, thanks for sharing!

    Krystal | http://floradelsoul.com/

  • http://fashionbackyard.blogspot.fr/ Camille Beygui

    Awesome tips ! It’s true that matching underwear gives a feeling of greatness ahah

  • http://lunoblog.com Luno

    The underwear tip is weirdly so true, matching underwear just makes me feel like I’ve got my life together haha

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