Here's a career strategy that's more common than you think: "I’ll become a better employee when I get a better job." As a strategy, it simply will not work. The best employers want to hire the best available employees. If that’s not you, it's unlikely the employer will offer you the “better” job.
Here's a career tip that's helped me become increasingly confident in handling objections.Do you struggle with handling objections? They can surface during a sales pitch, when presenting a business proposal, making recommendations at work, or even when interviewing for a job. If it happens again, you can quickly frame and select your response using the R.E.A.D.Y. acronym.
Have you ever completed a project successfully at work only to have someone else steal the credit for your work?
What happens when someone steals the credit you deserve?Stealing credit for the work of others happens all too often. You've just finished a project at work and the results were positive on all fronts. This success could not have come at a more opportune moment because you're only a couple of weeks away from your year-end review at work.
Do you act like an entrepreneur? There are 22 million single-person business owners in the U.S. that operate with no employees. There are many who undoubtedly feel that a true entrepreneur is characterized simply by the level of risk or size of the investment required.
What can you do when insecurities at work limit your self-confidence on the job and threaten your career progress?
What to do about insecurities at workWe give our insecurities at work a variety of labels. For instance, we may refer to inferiority, inadequacies, lacking self-confidence, and other descriptors for a problem that keeps us from experiencing success at work.
A brief look at three qualities shared by influential leaders in their organizations
When does the opportunity to lead and influence employees arise?The opportunity to lead and influence your people comes as one's career progresses. It may come about as you’re building a business, assigned to lead a team, or when offered a management role within your organization.
You can take the steps necessary to develop expertise at your job and enjoy the career benefits.Why is it important to become an expert at your job? I've learned that developing expertise at one's job is consistent with career success. Moreover, I've watched employees in different fields accomplish this goal in the early, middle, and even later stages of their careers. Thus, if you are looking for a promotion or raise, you have to prove you can add more value to the organization. The best way to do this is to continually feed your career with skills and knowledge that show you are worth the raise and promotion.
Your greatest financial assets could help you start improving your career tomorrow? A few years ago, I read a magazine article that shared the results of an informal online survey. The question was, “What do you consider to be your greatest financial asset?”