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3 Ways To Get Lucky...In Your Career.

by Barry McKay posted May 7 2012 11:28AM

  According to a recent LinkedIn survey, almost 70% of workers say the most important factor when it comes to being "lucky" in your career is having a strong worth ethic.

--The big misconception about "luck" is that you don't have to work for it.  The truth is, you have to be proactive.  And you have to take advantage of opportunities whenever you can.  Here are three ways to be luckier in your career.

#1.)  Network with Everyone.  Not just people you meet through your job.  Talk to anyone you can, whenever you can.  Even if it's the person standing next to you in line for coffee.

 --The more people you meet and connect with, the better your chances are of finding someone who can do something for your career.  They might not even work in the same industry as you do.  They might just know someone.

 #2.)  Break Out of Your Routine.  You won't be lucky in your career unless you give yourself a CHANCE to be lucky.  And if you have the exact same routine every day, your chances of meeting new people aren't very good.

 --Try going to lunch with someone new from your office.  Or maybe just try a different bar for happy hour this week.

 --The bottom line is, any time you surround yourself with new people, you give yourself a better chance of meeting someone who can help you out. 

 #3.)  Don't Be Shy About What You Want.  You don't want to seem like you're just USING the person.  But if you speak up, your chances of getting what you want will skyrocket.

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