SucceedinginYourCareerPPT830

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© M. Reber 01/12/12 Succeeding in Your Career Tips for Today’s Business World
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Keep a Log Update regularly, weekly is a good idea List assignments, work activities, completed jobs, responsibilities, critical conversations, and problems as well as successes Print copies or email to yourself regularly at non- work email (if allowed) 2
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Track Project Progression Create and track timelines, minutes, roles and responsibilities, status reports Demonstrate impact to overall timeline when a deadline is missed to discuss rational next steps Keep track even if you haven’t been told to do so 3
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Create a Paper Trail Save critical outgoing and incoming email on company mail server Bcc or forward critical emails to a personal non- company email account (if possible and allowed) Send emails to confirm critical decisions, relay critical conversations, and get approval on documents (often with deadline for corrections) Be prepared to objectively show where the ball was dropped 4
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Document, Print, and Store Everything in Writing Memory can be faulty, paper is tangible: keep a PRINTED paper trail! If you get oral agreement from a colleague or supervisor, always send a confirmation email of the details. Team decisions should also be outlined in a follow up email Important dates or deadlines for the work or agreement Changes in scope of project or responsibilities 5
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Organize Your Documentation Well Print hard copies File all work documents effectively Make files easy to find Printed documentation does you no good if you can’t find a document when you need it!
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This note was uploaded on 01/12/2012 for the course BUS 61 taught by Professor Reber during the Winter '12 term at DeAnza College.

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