Words of the Week – step up

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The original meaning of step up was to volunteer, usually for an undesirable project. For example, “Who’s going to step up and lead project X?” Over time, step up evolved to showcase someone that did a good job. For example, “Olivia really stepped up and brought home this sale.”

Stepping up for leadership roles and risky projects often makes for fantastic interviewing stories. Think about that the next time you face the decision to step up or not.

Author: Grayson Leverenz

Grayson Leverenz founded MBA in the USA® to help international students build networks, find jobs, and have fun in the USA. Hundreds of global professionals have benefited from Grayson’s intercultural workshops, and she has worked with people from Brazil, China, India, South Africa, South Korea, the UK, and the USA to build effective virtual teams and craft brilliant careers.

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