What one piece of advice do you have for new staff at the University to build their careers?

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Do the job that you’re doing for a while and do it well. This will help you to build a reputation for quality work while enabling you to build relationships that will benefit you later in your career at the University. Avoid jumping around too much as this doesn’t give you the chance to set a foundation and learn a particular role very well. Although a diverse set of skills and range of knowledge is useful, it doesn’t go far if there is no depth.

Posted by Anonymous
Answered on July 21, 2015 10:01 am

Learn constantly!  Learn from more experienced colleagues (not just in your local group or department, but anywhere in the institution), and don’t be afraid to ask questions or ask for advice.  Study things on your own that are relevant to your career: career development isn’t something your manager does for you, it’s something you do for yourself.  Make sure that you are learning every day.  If you find yourself not learning enough in your present role, look for another role at the university that will give you a better opportunity to learn, even if it is at the same level, or even a lower level, than your current role.

Posted by Anonymous
Answered on August 18, 2014 3:13 pm
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