Don’t wait for the door to open – create your own opportunity! Gone are the days of the adage: “Keep your head down, work hard and you will be promoted”. Now it’s about capitalizing on every opportunity from the obvious job posting to the hidden career opportunities to invigorate your career.
Start with asking for what you want. Talk to your manager and HR. Outline your experience, strengths and career aspirations. Solicit their support in exploring options for your career growth.
Then, raise your profile. Get out there during your coffee and lunch breaks to network within your organization. Create new career options by learning about the needs within other divisions and exploring how you could be of service through a project, secondment or job opportunity.
‘If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” Take ownership of your career and start creating the results you want.
If you get stuck, reach out for a complimentary career consultation with me today. We’ll determine what’s getting in the way of your moving forward. Then we’ll determine next steps to reaching your career goals and getting more of what you want in your career.
Wishing you much career success!
Certified Executive Coach & Internationally Certified Career Management Professional