The first ten most important topics for career advice for advanced professionals ready for the next step in your career that we identified are listed below. We used a number of criteria to come up with this list. This included basic expectations setting such as "Sharing your professional aspirations", statistical criteria (topi 5 reasons why you are overlooked for a promotion) as well as emotional intelligence (targeting your communication to your audience and ability to read your audience) that are another frequent failure points.
Every week, there will be two new tips posted so that this site has its first 100 tips by the end of 2016. We will structure these 100 tips in such a way that there may multiple tips related to one competency, so the way titles will be organized is <competency>:<tip>. While competencies will be mostly familiar to you, the tips are intended to be fresh and as practical is possible with a lot of examples from our personal career as well as stories shared by students at our Leadership University sessions and visitors to this web site. We will share questions and exercises that will help you assess whether you are on track.
Your input into the topics and the content is greatly appreciated. Let's make this conversation interactive, as every conversation should be. Share your experience, ask questions, make this helpful to you in your career growth.
Having that said, the list of the first 10 topics includes:
1. Sharing your professional aspirations
2. Getting to know the shadow that you cast
3. Giving and receiving feedback
4. Creating your elevator pitch
5. Using your emotional intelligence for competitive advantage
6. Establishing your professional presence in the office
7. Establishing your professional presence outside of the office
8. Setting and communicating clear goals
9. Innovation on the job
10. Finding a partner in your manager
See you soon with the topic #1: Sharing your professional aspirations
About the Blog
The difference between our career advice site and many others on this topic comes from the fact that it is not written by a career consultant who has limited experience with achieving career growth in a professional environment. This site comes from an industry expert who achieved career progression step by step and learned the lessons that are now generously shared with you.
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