Upward mobility is a major selling point for candidates, especially for those who aspire to work in a management role. With the right mindset and expectations, the transition from employee to manager can be easier than you think. Here's how.
Invaluable is what you need to be to your employer. Getting to that point takes hard work, dedication and awareness. You’ll also need insight so that you can anticipate changes in the marketplace and grasp the implications of those changes for your company and for your career. Becoming aware of these changes will help ensure that you have a continually evolving career. This article will give you tips on how to become that Invaluable Player.
Just because interviews are a traditional part of the hiring process doesn't mean that they will automatically help you learn more about your potential employer's culture. There are some strategies you can use to better tap into its brand so you can determine if it's a good fit. Here are a few suggestions.
With the underemployment rate below 4% for the first time in nearly two decades and joblessness among managerial-related professionals below 2%, it’s safe to say the current job market is candidate-driven. Given the pace at which companies are hiring – more than 750,000 new jobs so far this year – there’s a reason for optimism. However according to the 2018 MRINetwork Reputation Management Study, companies aren’t looking to hire just anybody, they’re looking for the type of people who are experienced and have a solid track record – both professionally and educationally.
You’ve done well. You’re a top performer and you’re now working to advance your career. Whether you achieve that within the framework of your current company, or you leverage your skills in a new environment, the steps are the same. Ultimately, you’ll need to become the most essential person on the team—the one who solves the most crucial problems and grasps the most exciting opportunities.
It’s time to See Your Challenges.
What’s standing between you and what you want most from your career?
-Are you underutilized, underappreciated, underpaid?
-Have you failed to keep up with a fast-changing business environment?
-Do you make professional development your personal priority?
As a candidate, how can you effectively set yourself apart from the competition during the hiring process? To set yourself apart from the rest, you must create a winning personal brand. This article gives you some interesting insight into how much personal branding really matters when applying for a job.
Strategies and tips to choose the career path that is right for you.
Now that you've put in the legwork to establish a brand that shows you are a thought leader and an Impact Player, it's time to put your plan into action. Whether you're hoping to earn an upper-management role or have your sights set on the C-Suite, here are some smart steps to take toward your goals.
Few managers, executives or professionals become true Impact Players; talented performers who are at the top of their game.
So, what sets them apart?