In the vein of the “advice” columns I have felt like writing of late…
When I started writing for phillygrrl.com, I got a lot of flack from my frenemies. Advice I was given from fellow bloggers?
“Blogging is so 1997!”
“Blogging is giving away your ideas for free.”
“You’re never going to make any money, what’s the point? Blogging doesn’t have an ROI!”
“Don’t blog until you’re somebody. You’re just wasting your time.”
Ah, kiddies. I beg to differ. Here are five reasons I like to blog: Continue reading
Today I feel like giving advice again. I’ve made my share of rookie mistakes at my first “real” job. But I’ve also learned certain truths that are important when it comes to succeeding at your job. Here are my tips:
- Be Nice. Such simple advice, but so important. Say “Please” and “Thank You.” “Sir” and “Ma’am.” Remember your manners. Never underestimate the importance of treating people well. You’d be shocked at how many people (even in an office setting), think screaming and cursing will help them get ahead. It won’t. Plus people will hate you. And it’s harder to get your job done when people hate you.
- Make Elevator Speeches. If you work in a building with an elevator, or even a bathroom, don’t let people leave without saying “Hi” or initiating conversation. Yeah it’s awkward, but it’s also a great way to meet people who you may end up working closely with. I try to meet one new person a day.