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Captures information about your internal (S) strengths and (W) weaknesses as well as external (O) opportunities and (T) threats.
Every field has its standards. Once you’ve got the basics down, reach for a lesser known—but still needed at your office—skill or competency.
Don’t create unnecessary conflict with your co-workers, but don’t run from it, either. See it as an opportunity to better understand someone you’ll be spending 40 hours a week around.
Chances are, the other person will respond the same way. Goodwill is taken for granted less often than you might think.
At first, asking for help might sound like the opposite of creating your own opportunities.
Opportunities are tied to personal relationships. Consider the Ben Franklin effect: By asking someone for a small favor, you endear them to yourself. The reason is that, when you help someone, your brain rationalizes your actions by assuming that you must like that person.
Carefully evaluate your individual strengths, lifestyle preferences, passions, work style, and financial needs.
Know both who you are as a person and who you desire to b...
Internships and part-time jobs are an excellent way to sample a field of interest.
They provide the opportunity to perform some of the job functions, observe others work, and evaluate the “real world” workplace environment.