higherho wrote: »
Also I would not get to personal with everyone right away. Keep personal opinions about Court cases, Politics, Religion, to your self. This stuff just creates a bad atmosphere sometime without you even knowing it.
higherho wrote: »
also i would not get to personal with everyone right away. Keep personal opinions about court cases, politics, religion, to your self. This stuff just creates a bad atmosphere sometime without you even knowing it.
jahsoul wrote: »
Funny thing is, I work on an Air Force base and they always talk about not talking about it. We have regular debates in my shop. Like shodown said, it's all in knowing who you work with.
My only rule of engagement is something I got from blackrouter. In a post, he said that he aims to do what others won't. Your work ethic, attitude, and ambition speaks volumes.
[backstory] I worked help desk for 3 months with no prior experience (well, working experience) and was promoted twice. Left there to work for another company where I was supposed to be a network technician but in reality, I was just desktop support. I left there in 6 months because it was no room for growth and I reached a ceiling in 2 months at my position. I didn't learn anything new (actually, I was the one being sent out when there was a network issue). I was working on getting my CCNA while everyone else was too busy being complacent. I left their to take my current position as a Jr. Network Engineer. [/backstory]
Never limit yourself. It may be people in your office who has been in the same position for years and might try to crap on your ambition (that happened when I worked help desk). Ignore them. In this field, we are captain of our fate. Your rise and fall ultimately lies on you.
Alhaji265 wrote: »
How should I go about networking with upper management? I often bump into my CTO, CFO and the CEO at work.
MrRyte wrote: »
DON'T network with them unless they invite you (high-level execs can sniff out overeager brown-nosers.) Make them see an employee always looking for a coworker to help or a problem to solve. And feedback regarding your aptitude & attitude will eventually find its way upwards-whether good or bad.