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Four Ways to Earn Respect at Your First Job

Four Ways to Earn Respect at Your First Job

Peter Vogt, MonsterTRAK Career Coach

Listening Is Highly Underrated

“This should be an obvious one, but many entry-level workers are anxious to prove their knowledge, and they speak without listening first,” says Mary Harris, a corporate etiquette and protocol consultant in Fort Lauderdale.

The unintended result: An image of a snotty know-it-all with no regard for more-experienced colleagues.

So above all, learn to really listen, says Marjorie Brody, head of Jenkintown, Pennsylvania-based Brody Communications and coauthor of Help! Was That a Career Limiting Move?

“When you understand what people are saying to you and need of you rather than always focusing on your own agenda, you garner respect from your colleagues as someone who is attentive and cares,” she explains.

This article originally appeared on Monster Career Advice.

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