Feb 17, 2021 How many people reading this right now are overwhelmed by graduating and finding a job? This is completely common in students that are about to graduate and even those planning for the longer term future. Most students hope to have the perfect job after graduation. One that offers a great paycheck and benefits, while also fitting into their ideal lifestyle, but in reality, many students do not start there. This is disappointing to many, but it must be understood that the corporate ladder is powerful. One must have determination, grit, and perseverance to make it to their “dream job” one day! Tips for Climbing the Corporate Ladder Be on time! Timeliness is key in any job to gain the trust and respect of employers. Perform to the best of your ability, don’t take shortcuts. Continually be on the lookout for improvements, new projects, and partnerships to improve business. Communicate clearly and effectively to co-workers and management. Be proud of your hard work and don’t be afraid to show off your results in a respectful way. Collaborate with others well and be a team player. Company success is just as important as personal success. Be respectful and acknowledge your teammates’ successes and hard work. Grow your network! Engage with your more experienced colleagues as well as people outside of your department to learn and form professional relationships. Make a plan! Set a goal you want to achieve. This can be both a short and long-term goal. Become an asset to your team. Be continually wanting to grow your knowledge of the company and job description. Do not hesitate to ask questions.