I spent years climbing the corporate ladder, working hard, getting frustrated at my lack of progress, desperately positioning myself for promotion.
You get the picture?
I was always ambitious and I did everything right. I made mistakes, sure. But I took responsibility for them and put anything right that I’d got wrong.
My strategy worked for me, and others.
But don’t take my word for it. There are lots of experts in the field with plenty of tips, guidance and advice on how best to move yourself up.
There was a really good article on the Forbes website by Judy Martel in 2014 that’s well worth reading: Investing In Your Life: 7 Simple Ways To Advance Your Career.
She gives 7 tips from Peggy Klaus (executive consultant) and Karen Cates (executive coach and lecturer at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University) covering:
- Self assessment
- Getting feedback
- Setting goals
- Refining you image
- Building your network
- Defining a timeline
- Talking to your management
Once you’ve finished that, scroll down to some extra advice from Molly Fletcher.