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.
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:
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)
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)
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)
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)
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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