Work-Life 7/2/2015

Malakye Picks: Advance Your Career

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Following Your Own Signs Toward Career Advancement by Leslie Juvin-Acker (read it on
Why Read It? Because career advancement isn't a one-size-fits-all journey.

  • Talking about your future with someone else is helpful because they can help you see things clearly and objectively
  • Asking yourself what priorities need to be supported by your career advancement is important
  • Knowing what the next step in your career is will help you see the bigger picture and aid in your journey

"Key motivations, fears, goals, and priorities can help us get a clearer understanding of the picture and can act as a compass that will point us in the right career direction."


How to Advance When There is No Career Ladder (read it on
Why Read It? Because the traditional "career ladder" doesn't really exist anymore.

  • We need to be responsible for our professional development and growth of our own careers
  • Get to know people in your field that have roles that you aspire to be in one day so they can show you the ropes
  • Never stop learning and always ask for feedback

"You may learn something you don't expect from scut work or entry-level tasks, such as how the organization works with clients or how different divisions fit together."

Investing In Your Life: 7 Simple Ways to Advance Your Career
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43 Free Career-Advancing Courses You Can Take (And Actually Finish) This Summer
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