How to Get Promoted

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Hang Out

Don’t treat work like a scheming reality show contestant. (“I’m not here to make friends!”) You might prefer happy hours with your real friends to after work drinks with your coworkers and higher ups, but socializing outside of the office is a great way to gain their friendship. And that, my dear, is a fantastic way to gain their trust in your ability to work well with the entire team. So institute a one-drink rule and hightail it to the next office party, even if you don’t want to.

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