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Are you lusting after someone’s job?

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You can find lots of reasons to covet someone else’s position: The person who’s in it has burned out; you can do it better; it’s time for a change, etc.

But sniping and politicking make you look like the last person who should get that job if it comes open. Here are two better ways to position yourself:
  1. Bone up on the job by cooperating fully with its current occupant. If the job is in another sector or division, seek out cross-departmental task forces and committees that bring you together.

  2. Showcase the skills and outlooks the job demands. Don’t wait until the job opens to say, “I can do that, too!” Start showing your skills now to pave the way.

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