Congratulations, you’ve got the job! It’s not always easy to get a job these days and understandably you want to make a good impression. Starting a new job can be nerve-wracking for a lot of people but try to enjoy your first day – it is meant to be an exciting time! Related: 9 Ways To Make The Wrong Impression On Your First Day

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Promotions are not guaranteed. In the past, employees used to progress along specific career paths, often within just one organization. However, with the impact of globalization and technology and flatter organizational structures, this has changed. Related: 7 Steps To Power Your Way To A Promotion This Year Today we have to create and manage our own careers. Often the promotion isn’t an upward path either and we may need to take a lateral move first, to later being able to position ourselves for an upward move. To get that promotion, it is important to boost your personal brand and get yourself noticed. Making yourself heard, developing mentoring relationships, practicing effective self-promotion, being a problem solver, acting professionally at all times, being a team player and developing your network are all effective strategies. However, there are also ways you can upskill while in your current job:

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