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Whether you want to reach the highest echelons of the company or are perfectly happy in your current role, Levy stressed the importance of identifying an internal mentor to help offer counsel on difficult career decisions and related matters. That person should have, among other attributes, a clear view and understanding of internal and external corporate politics, which will help you sidestep potential pitfalls when making important choices. "You have to be able to confide in someone," Levy said, adding that the best confidant is not HR.
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