Leanna Cruz Editorial Director At the start of your career, chances are you had career goals in mind, possibly with help and advice from a career adviser. Your plan may have included reaching a particular position, such as an upper management position or partnership by a certain year. Essential to reaching those goals is a [...]
Most discussions on the topic of career advancement for women center on the disparity in executive, leadership and board positions. There is a cry for more women in top positions. There is no shortage of writings about the unfairness of women being overlooked by men, because they have not developed the relationships that will keep them in the eye-sight of decision-makers when promotions to top positions are available.
Yet, an honest solution to this problem, the binders full of women, is a problem.
Successful professionals understand the importance of perceptions and know how to influence the way others perceive them. They hone their communication skills to generate respect, credibility, and trust and to manage their professional reputations. They realize that their credibility not only determines their ability to lead and manage effectively, but also their likelihood of being [...]
Organizations will continue to reorganize to keep up with the rapid changes affecting business and the way work is done. It is the only way they can survive. New opportunities will be spotted by those who are open to seeing them and who welcome the future despite the environment of constant change, ambiguity, uncertainty, and unpredictability.
You’ve gotten the promotion you’ve always desired. You are on the path to be recognized as a successful leader, but great leadership does not come along automatically with the title you have just received. Far too often, talented individuals who do not have the skills to be successful leaders are promoted to leadership positions.
What is the one most obvious way for career advancement? Consistent, reliable and quality work. When you produce quality work, develop a career plan and keep yourself on track, you will find many opportunities to advance to the career position you want. However, promotions will not just fall into your lap. Instead, it requires planning [...]
You are in the driver’s seat of your career advancement. You will need to take action, work hard and demonstrate success, but you will also need to get yourself noticed. If you do not stand out in the crowd of coworkers around you, it will be much harder to get that promotion that you want. Here are some simple ways to get noticed at work.
The moment that you start your new job, your career development begins. If you have aspirations to advance your career, then you need to start thinking about that immediately and begin to build a resume that will take you toward your career goal and reflect your ambitions. Use your resume as a career development guide, as a self-assessment to keep you focused on your career goals.
Career paths are not clear anymore but when it comes to career development, you must be in the driver’s seat and commit to personal and professional development yourself. You do not have to develop a plan alone, nor do you have to rely on yourself to determine how well you plan is going, but you must take responsibility for it
If your career plans include advancement, then you must first have the right attitude. One thing that stalls the career of many talented individuals is a negative attitude. In fact, having a negative attitude and mindset could stall your career development to the point that you are not able to gain back momentum. You must show up with a positive, self-confident image if you want to experience career advancement. It’s the only way you’ll get others to participate in your success.