5 Tried and Tested Ways to Succeed at Your Job [LIST]

Be the best you can be at the office

Mar 14, 2014

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Working and holding down a job is a major part of adults’ lives. In fact the average person spends 90,000 hours of their lifetime at work. To maximize your potential, here are five ways to be as successful possible at work.

1. RIGHT ON THE DOT PUNCTUALITY

Being on time is an important part to being successful at work. With deadlines and meetings up the wazoo, being late is not a luxury most people can afford. But beyond that, arriving on time shows your respect for others, that you stick to your word and are organized and on top of things.

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2. ASKING FOR HELP

Trusting other people to produce the same quality of work as you and to get the job done isn’t always easy. But when you are jam packed with projects and emails to respond to, it can be hard to keep above the fray. That is why it’s important to know how to ask your colleagues for help, and delegate tasks that you know they can complete.

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3. UNDERSTANDING OFFICE LIFE

Each office or working space has its own rules, etiquette and style. Get to know the office policies in your own place of employment to best understand how to get along with colleagues and create a pleasant working environment. This hilarious video from Buzzfeed breaks down the inner workings of office life, and while funny is entirely relatable.  

4. MANAGING YOUR TIME

Between the steady stream of emails to your inbox and the tempting invitation to snag another Danish, managing the work day can be a bit of challenge. Keeping your head above water is crucial, so before the day starts, write out the tasks you need to complete. It feels great to cross them off when completed and also allows you to prioritize the items that require more attention or time.

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5. MASTERING YOUR BODY LANGUAGE

How we sit, stand and position ourselves reflects a lot about our mood or feelings. In a professional atmosphere, be poised for success by being aware over how you hold yourself. This helpful infographic breaks down a series of situations, allowing your body language to speak for you. 

Business body language

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