5 for Friday: Getting Promoted Edition

This week’s 5 for Friday rounds up five stories about the latest trends in getting promoted.

  • 12 Career-Killer Comments. Forbes.com: “Communication is key to career success. So it’s crucial to be aware of our language and word choice. The words we choose and the context in which use them can make or break us, whether we are on staff at a company or self-employed.”
  • If You Covet Other People’s Careers, Do It Strategically. FastCompany.com: “It’s only human to worry about how your career is progressing–and to measure yourself both against your own targets and your colleagues, friends, and contemporaries. So how do you meaningfully set yourself goals and usefully benchmark your career progress?”
  • Do You Have to “Fake It” to Succeed?. SmartBlog on Leadership: “When you identify your authentic personality, you’ll start shaping your personal brand more intentionally and powerfully, and you’ll know what kind of business culture you’ll thrive in.”
  • These 5 Workplace Habits Are Making You Look Amateur. U.S. News & World Report: “Unfortunately, many so-called “professionals” undermine their credibility by exhibiting amateurish workplace behavior. Take a look at the list below and see if you’re unintentionally harming your professional image with these rookie mistakes.”

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