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 10 Steps to Insure Your Job Security


   In today's workplace, there are more ways to damage your career than ever before. An errant tweet. An erroneous Facebook post. A heated email exchange. All of these can sully an otherwise impeccable reputation, as can a litany of faux pas in front of your coworkers.
   Workplace expert Alexandra Levit, author of "How'd You Score That Gig?" shares her insights for avoiding the stumbling blocks and temptations that inhabit our work lives and work spaces.
   职场专家Alexandra Levit著有"How'd You Score That Gig?"一书,她分享了自己关于如何避开工作生活中的那些绊脚石和诱惑的建议:
   1. Keep your focus on the networking part of social networking.
   She says, "You have to set boundaries as to how you use various social networks (e.g. Facebook for personal, LinkedIn for professional) and make sure you communicate those boundaries so that feelings aren't hurt." While Facebooking has become a part of many people's workdays, Levitt says, "Don't let your boss and coworkers catch you chatting and playing with Facebook applications when you should be working."
    2. Avoid sending a tweet in the heat of the moment.
    Twitter is a great tool to help raise your reputation. Levit advises, "Use your real name on Twitter to network with people you wouldn't have the chance to communicate with in real life, and send them valuable information or interesting tidbits about their field. Just don't get caught up in the heat of the moment. Before you post something on Twitter, think about whether you'd want to read it on the front page of the Wall Street Journal.
   3. Finding friends at the office is fine -- but don't look for love.
   You spend a lot of time at the office, so it may be tempting to become involved with a colleague. She states, "You can pursue friendships in other departments and with friends of your coworkers, but don't ever date a boss or a direct report. And refrain from dating an immediate coworker unless you can handle seeing that person every day if the relationship goes south."
   4. Appearances count around the office.
   Don't let casual Fridays be your fashion downfall. Levit, also the author of "Success for Hire," says, "Pay attention to what constitutes business casual in your workplace (i.e. what others are wearing) and dress accordingly -- although business casual usually means khakis and a button- down shirt. And no matter what the trend du jour is, "Don't ever wear short-shorts or flip-flops to work."
   不要让星期五的便装日成了你的时装秀。Levit还著有"Success for Hire"一书,她说:“留心办公室的商业休闲装是什么(比如,其他人穿什么)然后照着那个标准着装,虽然商业休闲装通常就是卡其裤和钮扣衬衫。不管流行趋势是什么,都绝对不要穿超短裙或人字拖鞋去上班。
   5. Practice proper email etiquette.
   Almost everyone has trouble managing their inboxes these days, so don't be so quick to send unnecessary emails -- or those that might stir the pot around the office. She counsels, "Only 'reply to all' if every person on the string really needs to hear what you're saying. Always check the list of people in the 'to' and 'cc' lines before sending any e-mail. Don't hit reply too quickly in case that reply-to-all function is accidentally on, and don't use e-mail for negative or controversial discussion."