Top executives give their advice to get ahead at work

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Executives from top recruiting and tech companies have shared with CNBC their top tips for getting ahead in the workplace.

Workers still hold the lion’s share of the cards in the job market, with the “Great Resignation” still underway. However, it is still important to understand the best ways to maximize your opportunities at work, especially if we are facing a recession in the near future.

Speaking to CNBC’s Karen Tso on a panel at this year’s World Economic Forum summit in Davos, Switzerland, Rebecca Henderson, executive director of global business at human resource services firm Randstad, urged women in particular to negotiate and ask for what they want.

“You’re still in a very strong bargaining position, particularly skilled workers, and my best advice is to be very upfront about what you want and ask for it,” he said.

In fact, a Fidelity Investments survey released in May found that 85% of Americans who tried to negotiate compensation offered for a new job got at least some of what they asked for.

Meanwhile, Harry Moseley, global co-chief information officer for video conferencing software company Zoom, believed it was important to be passionate, determined and enthusiastic, as well as encouraging workers to take risks.

“I’m in my position at Zoom because of the risks I took much earlier in my career,” he said, adding that people shouldn’t feel intimidated into taking risks.

Allen Blue, co-founder and vice president of product management at LinkedIn, said helping people was a good way to build your network: “You’re going to love helping those people, it’s going to be great, you’re going to enjoy every minute of it, I swear.” , and you’re going to build a group of connections and relationships that will surround you with opportunities.”

Moseley called this kind of network a “personal board,” a group of advisers made up of friends and colleagues you can turn to for advice.