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Viken Mikaelian CEO

Viken Mikaelian CEO

Majorgifts.com LLC

8 Easy Ways to Boost Your Career

You can make great strides in your career by incorporating several small strategies. While none of these is likely to make a significant difference by itself, when combined, the results can be impressive.

  1. Be reliable. We’ve all worked with employees who couldn’t be trusted. Avoid overpromising, and if you say you’re going to do something, do it.
  2. Be on time. Whether it’s for work or a meeting, always be on time.
  • Always have your work done on time. Give yourself opportunities to impress. If you can have something done by Wednesday, tell your boss it will be done on Friday and turn it in early. Consider that most people do the opposite and get themselves in trouble.
  • Avoid being too early for meetings. You’ll appear to have too much free time. Five minutes early is perfect.
  1. Dress for success. Many promotions are given to the candidate who looks the part. Always dress up one level from your peers. Strive to dress like your boss. You’ll be surprised how much of a difference it makes.
  2. Keep your resume up to date. Spend a few minutes each month to add any new, relevant information to your resume. When a good opportunity comes along, you’ll be prepared!
  3. Reach out to recruiters. Most recruiters are paid on commission. If you let them know you exist, you can be certain they’ll call you when something suitable hits their radar. Many recruiters find potential job candidates via LinkedIn. Ensure you’re registered.
  4. Enhance your public speaking abilities. People with good presentation skills are in high demand. Since so few have the courage to build their skills, there isn’t a lot of competition. If you’re looking for a respected training program, Toastmasters International is hard to beat.
  5. Be indispensable. Some employees are so indispensable that the organization goes out of its way to make them happy. Be sure your employer needs you. Find an important task and master it.
  • Is your organization looking for volunteers to learn a new software program? Are they looking for auditors? Is there an opportunity to take on additional responsibilities? Be sure any extra work is relevant.
  • Is a long-time employee leaving? Maybe you can fill some of the gaps that are created by her departure.
  1. Find a mentor. The right mentor will take pride in helping you advance your career. A mentor can provide invaluable advice and introduce you to others who can be very beneficial to you.


Avoid following the herd at work. Average employees do the minimal amount of work to keep their paychecks. It isn’t difficult to stand out from the pack by being a little more conscientious. Are you ready to take your career to the next level? Boost your career today by excelling at the little things. Find a mentor, too. You’ll be glad you did!

By the Numbers

Consider the recruitment opportunities for your organization that these stats indicate:

  • About 63 million Americans (25% of the adult population) volunteer their time, talents, and energy to making a difference.
  • These people spend an average of 52 hours/year volunteering.
  • 72% of volunteers are involved with only one organization, while 18.3% are involved with two.

Random interesting stats presented monthly from various sources.