Show them who’s boss!
Making decisions in the workforce can be tough. Decisions, particularly those concerning money, may not exactly be not right – there’s a lot that lies in a murky grey area – but steer clear of what isn’t right for you.
NEXT: Learn to appreciate your skill sets →
Everyone is different in their own special way, and even the most established companies with standard methods of operation have their own opportunities for you to grow in tandem with the company, rather than changing yourself to fit a particular mould.
NEXT: Help others →
People often say it’s a dog eat dog world, but even if your workplace is the sort that’s got a political environment around, surely helping others is never something to be frowned upon.
NEXT: Do little things that make you feel confident at work →
When you’ve got competition in the work place and find it hard to cope, make a little list of all your good qualities to remind yourself that you’ve got this, girl!
NEXT: Know your worth →
Knowing your worth can help you navigate the workplace better and help you identify great opportunities that may come your way. Perhaps it’s time for a pay raise?
NEXT: Learn to take criticism →
It’s never fun to learn that you’ve done something wrong, but as you get establish yourself in your company and the workforce in general, learning to take criticism can help you improve and work harder.
NEXT: Slow and steady does win the race →
We know it’s hard to think this way when your colleagues are competitive. Don’t concern yourself with other people and what they do, but instead, focus on working on yourself and your career.
NEXT: You don’t have to be friends with your colleagues →
But be cordial. After-work drinks or weekend potluck parties aren’t a must, but maintaining a good relationship with your co-workers, at the very least, will make work much easier to work forward to.
NEXT: Make time for family and friends →
Work never ends, but the people in your life might not necessarily be there by the time you’re carving out your career – especially with the transcience life of expats. Make time for the people who matter.
NEXT: Always have a good working attitude →
Even if you think your job sucks.
NEXT: Stick to your values →
By Atika Lim, The Singapore Women’s Weekly, September 2017
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