Thread regarding BP PLC layoffs

How to advance career at BP

and how to do so without becoming a brown-noser?

It is clear to me that hard work has little to do with advancing one's career, or not nearly as much as, say, building a network of contacts.

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First reaction: I laughed out loud

On reflection: probably better odds than winning the lottery but not by much.

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What’s your view of moving from a G to F in the US? Feels unlikely these days…but what’s your honest view?

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Work dang hard and make your boss look good. Be an agreeable person so they see you as ‘controllable’. This should put you in good stead. But, bp is a flatter org now so the days of grade changes are well and truly history!

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Post ID: @jzn+1ewXfDpj

Sincerely building your network and getting to know people, actively collaborating, and yes, hard work.
Of course, to those not willing to put in the work, the end result will always look, feel and smell like "brown nosing" because they've never known success. Stop worrying about what others will think and do what it takes if you really want success.

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