Getting a promotion is no stroke of luck. It’s not likely your manager will magically say, “well I’ve been thinking you deserve a title and pay bump,” and poof, give you a promotion. Promotions are the culmination of hard work, self-advocacy, the right timing, and strategic conversation. Let’s explore how to ask for a promotion, what to say, and tips for having a conversation with your boss about promotion potential.Read More
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Introducing yourself professionally—it should be a simple and straightforward thing to do. But so many of us struggle with how to do it right. So, whether you’re prepping for a networking event, workshop, conference, or interview, here are some tips on how to appropriately connect with others and communicate your value effectively and naturally in a way that makes people like and remember you.Read More
Over the course of your career, the pursuit of reaching your full career potential never ends. Meaningful careers are a labor of love, and the work to better oneself and keep moving forward should always be present. A career full of promotions and accolades often requires balancing your strengths with challenges that force yourself outside your comfort zone. However, when you feel like progressing (e.g. moving up or accomplishing significant feats) is not realistic, it’s likely because your career lacks this balance, and you may be headed toward a career plateau.Read More
How many times a day do you catch yourself saying “sorry?” Whether you’re prefacing a question, responding to feedback, or apologizing for an action, you probably say it (or write it in email) more times than you think. Most of the time, you probably don’t even mean it. When you want to write “sorry,” say something more assertive instead.Read More