Top Five Resolution Resources: Get Promoted

Resolution Resources: Get Promoted Rocket Fuel for Your Career Goals

Rocket Fuel for Your Career Goals

Lots of people don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions. And, hey, whatever works for you is fine by me! But I usually find that the start of a new year is the perfect time to look back and reflect, and to look forward and dream.

With that in mind, I’ve scoured my favorite sources of career wisdom – from Fast Company and the Harvard Business Review to brilliant blogs you may have never heard of – and chosen my top five reads to help you reach your goals, dreams, and plans for 2017.

This is the first post in my action-packed Resolution Resources series. If you like it, I hope you’ll check out Part 2, Get a New Job, and Part 3, Get Productive!

So You Want to Snag a Promotion

If you’ve got a job, chances are you’d like a promotion. Sure, you’ll make more money. But more importantly, getting promoted is a recognition of your contributions and value to your organization. Who wouldn’t want that?

If getting a promotion is on your resolution list this year, check out these top five resources:

How to Dress Like a Boss in 5 Minutes or Less1. How to Dress Like a Boss in 5 Minutes or Less

Everybody knows you should dress for the job you want. This post will show you how to do it and get you out the door in under 5 minutes. (Brainy Business Babe)



2. To Get Promoted, Get Feedback from Your Critics

A “personal board of directors” can help you grow as a professional – and build support for your career development. This article explains why you should look beyond your fans when creating your own personal board of directors, and how to turn a critic into a cheerleader. (Harvard Business Review)

Use This Mantra to Ask Smarter Questions at Work. Look Clever, Not Clueless3. Use This Mantra to Ask Smarter Questions at Work

We’ve all heard that there’s “no such thing as a stupid question.” And as much as I love asking questions, even I have to admit that… well, some questions are smarter than others. This post will have you asking the right kind of questions to propel yourself up the career ladder! (Brainy Business Babe)


4. What to Do When Your Boss Doesn’t Notice the Great Work You’re Doing

If a tree is doing a great job in the forest, but its boss doesn’t hear it, will it get promoted? Okay, terrible metaphor, but you know what I’m saying. This article helps you diagnose your boss’s deafness, and offers strategies to get your accomplishments the attention they deserve. (Fast Company)

5. How to Turn Opposition into Opportunity at Work

The higher you climb, the more likely it is that you’ll face opposition at work. (Like maybe when you ask your boss for a promotion?) This post offers some surprising insights on making the best of potential conflict at the office. (The Corporate Sister)

What are your best tips for climbing the career ladder? Let me know in the comments!

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