« Book Review: The Best Software Writing I | Main | Zimbra is cool! »

Good career advice

Once in a while Anne Fisher has something really good to say about career planning. Her latest column on disaster-proofing your career is one such example.

In this column, she talks about three things:

  1. Figure out what the people above you really care about. Forget the vision statement and other propaganda. Instead, find the hidden agendas. Ignore what higher-ups say and watch what they do. Then do likewise.

  2. Support your boss and make him look good. Antagonizing a boss is an invitation to catastrophe.

  3. Be publicly enthusiastic about the company, what it's doing, and your role in it. Employers rarely get rid of cheerleaders. Even in a drastic layoff, their jobs are safe.

Are we missing something here. Things like showing results, working hard, etc. etc.!


This page contains a single entry from the blog posted on September 27, 2005 3:20 PM.

The previous post in this blog was Book Review: The Best Software Writing I.

The next post in this blog is Zimbra is cool!.

Many more can be found on the main index page or by looking through the archives.

Powered by
Movable Type 3.33