Growing Your Career
Career progression requires planning and a commitment to continuous development. This section offers guidance on how to remain marketable, position yourself for promotion, handle negotiations around pay and more.
Internships provide a great opportunity to gain commercial experience and learn new skills. Participants who stand out and display a genuine capacity for a role may be able to turn their interning experience into a job offer.
Most people get that Monday morning feeling; the alarm goes off and you have to get back into work mode. But if you dread going to work every day, the problem may be more serious.
Staying marketable is about making yourself indispensable to your current employer or irresistible to a prospective one.
Career promotion is about aptitude, ambition and a consistent effort over time. With smart preparation, the right attitude and a good support network, you will be in a strong position to take that next step.
The key to successful negotiation is smart preparation. Knowing the market-value of your role, quantifying your contribution to the company, and having a clear idea of what you want is essential for confident negotiation.
Active networking is vital to career growth. Often confused with selling, networking is actually about building long-term relationships and a good reputation over time.
As a first-time manager, you are likely to encounter challenges and responsibilities that you have never faced before. To be successful in the role, preparation and a willingness to learn new skills is essential.