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They Don't Teach Corporate in College by Alexandra Levit

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MOVING UP IN THE WORLD

There may be no greater challenge in business than getting promoted. For every factor you can control (such as your skills and attitude), there are at least two that you can’t (such as the economy and your organization’s infrastructure). In this era of streamlined organizations, companies have been flattened and downsized, so there are fewer middle-management positions for twenty-somethings to be promoted into. Also, a “do more with less” mentality often translates into increases in responsibilities without additional compensation or acknowledgment. This scenario is changing with baby boomer retirement, but it might not be fast enough for you.

For some, a job in the business world is just a pit stop on the way to a career ...

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