How to advance in your career

Six soft skills that make a difference in the workplace

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Skill #1: Build a support system to help you through the toughest of times.

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Skill #2: Listen to be heard.

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“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”― Ernest Hemingway

Skill #3: Use introspection as an internal feedback loop to propel you forward.

We need very little in life to make us happy, provided we have the frame of mind to enjoy whatever we have. — Ronald Ng

Skill #4: Let your work do the talking.

Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.

Skill #5: Knowing the unknowns.

Last but not least, #6 — Be responsible.


Final Thoughts

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