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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Recession-Proof Careers by Jeff Cohen

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What a Performance

Have you ever seen a truly amazing performance at the theater? You’re compelled to get out of your seat, clap endlessly, and shower the performer with praise. Guess what? You don’t have to be a Tony award winner to put on a great performance. Here are nine steps you can take, starting today, to be a high performer.
1. Find a mentor.
What’s the quickest way to learn a new skill? Figure it out for yourself, or ask someone who already knows? Okay, so there’s some personal satisfaction in going it alone. But the better bet is going with someone who has been there, done that. A great mentor, especially within your company, serves two important roles. First, he or she can advocate for you when times are tough. One thumbs up from ...

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