Saturday, December 27, 2008

How to Climb New Career Ladder?

  1. Rethink your career plan. Your aim to be at the top within two years might increase the size of your pay packet, but will you have the experience to make it work? List the skills you would like to have when you are at the top and all the different ways you can learn them.

  2. If you feel you have gained all you can in your current role, start looking at possible sideways moves and talk to the relevant departments and employers about what those positions have to offer. Make it clear why you want to move sideways, letting them know that a move will broaden your experience.

  3. Ask yourself if a promotion in your chosen profession is what you want. You might be looking for an upward move just to jazz up a job you don't really like. What skills do you have? What would you really like to do with them? How can a sideways move open the way?

  4. Never undersell yourself - a horizontal move isn't about avoiding promotions and it isn't a sign you are not career-minded. Underline what you are learning to your colleagues and boss as you go along. If you believe in yourself, others will too.

  5. New challenges don't just come with new jobs. Seek them out for yourself and you won't have time to be bored.

Anyway, THINK carefully before you make any decision with current economy condition.


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