How to be taken seriously as a young professional

Having your voice heard in an office full of middle-aged professionals when you're young and inexperienced can seem impossible, especially when you have no idea what the 'adults' are talking about.

Obviously dressing casually, looking scruffy and unpolished, coming in late, smelling of cigarettes and using bad language isn't going to help you to heighten your status in the company, but there are a few things you can do to be taken seriously.

1. Avoid being a cliche

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