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You have stepped out of your college or university into the corporate world. Remember, the corporate market environment is a lot more competitive and fierce than the campus environment. You may be eager to make an impression right on your first job.

You can follow a few simple tips to help your career advance. Just follow them strictly and they will become an inherent part of your personality. These tips may not give you instant success but will surely help you tackle career obstacles.

1. Passion

If you want to excel in your career, then you need to do everything fueled with passion from the heart. When you have the knowledge and skills, the fire of passion will give you a boost to move ahead. Perfection can be achieved by the combination of passion, knowledge, and skills.

You need a heart to complete a given task at the job. Passion for the job will make you work wholeheartedly and harder. You will be successful. You don't need to wait for others to make you successful. Work hard passionately to deliver a good product.

2. Take Advice

Many freshers are eager to demonstrate all that they know and what they have learned at school. They need to realize that knowledge learned at school is not sufficient to help them advance the tall ladder of career. It is important that they pay attention to the advice of their seniors and boss.

Experienced persons are in a good position to explain the finer details of the job. There are many things which can be learned only by the working experience. You need to be positive and maintain a positive attitude with the seniors. Increase your relation circle with the seniors and try to learn from their past experiences.

3. Willingness to learn

Most of the successful individuals have a hunger to know and learn more. If you have the hunger to advance in your career, be ready to learn the relevant skills and knowledge. Always be hungry to excel in your work.

Even if you have a good job and salary, work hard, be a good team player and try to contribute to the company's success. This will increase your value in the eyes of the owners. They will want to keep you as a part of their success team. This will surely help you advance in your career.

4. Overcoming obstacles

It is quite natural for a new graduate to find a lot of hindrances at the work place. You can get frustrated. It is possible that challenges and obstacles in the way of completion of a given task are due to lack of skills or knowledge from your side.

Don't let your ego get in the way. Seek help from experienced people; they can help you overcome the hindrances. Try to benefit from their words of advice. Never give up hope and success will be yours. Turn the challenges into a learning opportunity.

Following these simple tips will help move your career in the right direction of advancement.

Rizvi Syed

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