PR exec: How NOT to get promoted

The things you should avoid if you’re trying to climb the ladder—plus the five things you should do to further your career.

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It’s in Shine, the Yahoo beauty online publication.

If you begin to put two and two together (sneaky ways to get promoted plus beauty publication) you’ll know why I’m fired up.

In their recommendation:

1. “Use mantras; i.e. positive self-talk.” Are you ready for this? The article says, “You need to do positive mirror mantras every single day, and then makeup will make you radiant because it’s backed up by a beautiful spirit inside.” Yes, you read that correctly. Makeup will make you radiant.

2. “Lighten up …as in your hair.” Yep, it turns out blondes do have more fun. From the story: “Who’s making the big bucks? Blondes, apparently. According to a study in the ‘Economics Letters‘ journal, the hair color family you fall into can affect your bank account.”

3. “Emphasize your uniqueness.” I’m beginning to cringe. But here you go. This is what they say: “Don’t be a slave to trends. Create your own personal sense of style and have a signature, like a red lip, a lined eye, a stack of bangles or a passion for different glasses. Something that’s unique to you makes people notice.”

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