Unspoken Rules for Getting Promoted

In this class: content regarding career growth, promotion, career.
American accent / sotaque americano.

Vocabulary list:

– working class: classe trabalhadora
– speak for itself: falar por si
– fulfilling career: carreira gratificante
– unspoken rules: regras não faladas, implícitas
– career advisor: consultor de carreira 
– realize: perceber
– put yourself out there: se expor, falar suas ideias, ser visto e lembrado, não ficar escondido no seu canto
– reward: recompensar / rewarded: recompensado
– trial and error: tentativa e erro
– level playing field: um campo de batalha justo (learn more: https://businessfluency.com.br/level-playing-field/)
– coworker: colega de trabalho

Now, watch the video:

We recommend you watch the video at least twice.

In the first time, pay attention to the use of the vocabulary presented above.

Before playing it for the second time, take a look at the questions below. After watching it, try to answer them correctly. 

1. According to the video, how do you get promoted?
a. Work hard and ask for more responsibility. 
b. Be useful and work long hours. 
c. Hire a mentor. 
d. Work hard, understand and follow the unspoken rules. 
2. What are some of the unspoken rules? You need to: 
a. Speak up
b. Build a new relationship
c. Ask a question
d. All of the above
3. What does the speaker suggest in order to master the unspoken rules? 
a. Check all the tasks off your to-do list as fast as possible.  
b. Take ownership and clarify: why, what, how and by when.
c. Send emails and 10-page memos. 
d. Obtain feedback from your coworkers. 

Check the answers at the bottom of the page. 

Practice Your Listening Comprehension and Writing

Have you observed unspoken rules throughout your career? 
Have you been an “outsider” as described in the video? How did you feel about that? 
Do you put yourself out there at work? 
What are you going to do differently after watching this video? 

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