Your Guide to Rise Through the Ranks at Work

Choosing a graduate job is seldom a straightforward process. Except for a few professions, such as medicine, you may be glad to learn that your alternatives are frequently not restricted by your degree topic.
It might be tough to pick which choice is best for you when there are so many to select from.

To help you make your decision, here is a list of graduate professions that you may pursue regardless of your degree subject.

1. Put Feedback Into Action

Striking for continuous improvement is one of the most remarkable things you can do in your profession. (Alternatively, making the same mistakes again and over is one of the worst things you can do.) To begin, pay attention to and act on the comments you receive from your management and coworkers.

When your supervisor gently remarks that you forgot to include the index page in your report or that your presentation was a touch shaky, file that knowledge away for later. Put those changes into practice the next time you have a comparable project. Your manager will be impressed that you’ve put that feedback to good use as you continue to grow, and he or she will realize that he or she won’t have to worry about proofreading your work or placing you in front of a huge meeting anymore.

2. Anticipate Needs

While it may be hard to read your boss’s mind at all times, start by recalling your prior initiatives. In the same vein, attempt to think about your department or firm from a higher perspective. Is a new software upgrade coming out next week? You’ll almost certainly need to prepare your department’s newest recruit for the oncoming rush of calls. Rather than waiting for your employer to ask you to go over those topics with the new hire, teach him yourself.

3. Bring Your Ideas to the Table

Your manager wants to hear about any ideas you have that would increase productivity, help you and your coworkers perform better, or provide a cash boost to the organization. However, presenting your proposal with a strategy can make you and your idea stand out even more—and raise the likelihood of it being implemented.

You’ll show your team and supervisor that you’re prepared, imaginative, and committed to continuous development if you bring an idea to the table with a plan. And, as an added benefit, such ideas are far more likely to be realized.

4. Go Out of Your Way

Instead of just saying, “Sorry, I can’t do that,” explore what you can do to make a customer’s unusual request a reality. “This is company policy.” Everyone will notice your dedication if you demonstrate it.


You’ll soon climb through the ranks if you continuously apply these elements to your daily professional life. You’ll be known as the employee who truly wants to see the department and team flourish, rather than the person who’s just trying to elbow his or her way to a promotion.


John Xavier


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