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Surviving in Today’s Corporate World

As a professional, we all want to have a successful career, right? This usually requires years of hard work and sacrifice. It’s admirable to focus all your efforts towards being a valuable employee, but being willing to do whatever your boss asks you is not. In today’s corporate world, you’ll most likely face ethical dilemmas that, if handled the wrong way, can end up jeopardizing your career. To prevent this situation from happening, take into consideration the following tips:
  • Trust your instincts: Never behave or act in a certain way just because you feel you’re going to make your boss or co-workers like you more. If it doesn’t feel like the right thing to do, then express your concerns.
  • Learn to say no: It’s hard to say no to your boss, but sometimes that’s exactly what you have to do. Being a people pleaser will only get you so far. Besides, later in your career, you’ll understand why acting with integrity can pay.
  • Watch your back: You need to be friendly with your co-workers (or anyone for that matter). However, that doesn’t mean that you actually have to be friends with them. Keep in mind that corporate environments are very competitive and some people will do whatever it takes to get promoted.
  • Know yourself: Identify your set of values and beliefs and try to conduct yourself accordingly. Don’t let unethical company practices influence you. Surround yourself with positive people who make you feel comfortable.

At Burchard and Associates, a premier accounting and financial recruiting firm, we can help with career advancement by providing you all the insights on how to be successful in your career search. Visit our website or contact us today to learn how you can get started with us!

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