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Ultimate New Job by James Innes

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Handling office politics

The advice here is really very simple: Avoid getting negatively caught up in gossip, office politics and horseplay right from the start!

That’s not to say that you won’t suffer from it, though…

Is it our qualifications that help us to move up the career ladder? Is it our experience? No, it’s other people! Whether we like it or not, the people we work with have a much greater influence on how far our careers progress than do our actual talents or work ethic.

The harsh reality

Many people think their workplaces are devoid of office politics; they’re generally not. And it’s normally those who are the most politically savvy who manage to make their way to the top fastest.

That doesn’t mean you need to indulge in office ...

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