Business

Wed
12
Mar

How to Get that Promotion!

Are you ready to move on? Either internally or externally? Here's how you go about it.

First, revise your resume.

Seriously, even if you are hoping to be promoted internally and stay within the same department with the same boss. Even if you are looking for simply a “growth promotion” where you essentially stay in the same job, but with greater responsibility and (hopefully!) better pay. Here's why: Your boss doesn't know everything you do. No boss does. Not because the boss is bad, but because bosses are busy. Your resume should focus on your accomplishments, not your tasks.

Writing up your resume, even if you don't actually show it to anyone, helps you realize where your strengths and weaknesses are. It also can give you a sense of satisfaction to see, in black and white, what you've really accomplished in your current job.

Wed
12
Mar

5 Signs You're Ready for a Promotion

No one thinks your career is as important as you do. No one is going to smooth out the way for you, either. You have to keep track of your skills and the things you can do today that you couldn't do yesterday. You can't sit around and wait for your “turn” in the next highest position. Instead, you need to bump it up  yourself and advocate for yourself. But, how do you know if you're ready for the next new challenge?  Here are 5 signs.

You're really good at what you do.

Are you the one people go to for advice? When the program your department uses goes funny, do your coworkers come to you? Are you the one giving formal and informal training to the new hires? You're ready to go on! While your company loves the idea of someone who is great staying in the same job, most places would rather keep you on in a higher role than lose you.

Mon
10
Mar

Finding a Non-Traditional Career: Nonprofits

Working at a nonprofit organization could be the right fit for you.

Just because you're looking for a career in business doesn't mean you have to apply at some Fortune-500 company.

Thu
06
Mar

4 Tips to Successfully Start Your Own Business

Tips to Successfully Starting Your Own Business

Starting a business that revolves around something you love doing or are passionate about can be challenging, but the rewards outweigh any difficulty you might experience.

Wed
05
Mar

How to Apply to Graduate School

Take steps to apply to a graduate business program.

Choosing to pursue a graduate degree is a huge and exciting step for your career, so you must be sure that all of your applications requirements are met.

Wed
05
Mar

Downshifting: Life in the (Slightly Slower) Lane

We often think that careers must progress to higher, more demanding and more lucrative positions. For some, however, “downshifting” careers for family reasons, to reduce work stress or to transition to more psychologically rewarding work is worth it. Here are 5 ways some have downshifted.​

Mon
03
Mar

Tips For Future Entrepreneurs

Tips for Future Entrepreneurs

In today's economic environment, being an entrepreneur can be risky and challenging, but the rewards are worth every ounce of hard work and dedication.

Mon
03
Mar

International Business 101

International Business 101

One of the most exciting aspects of pursuing a career in business is the ability to spread your influence on a global scale.

Mon
03
Mar

How to Become an Administrative Project Manager

How to Become  a Project Manager

Becoming an administrative project manager is not an easy task, but if you are interested in pursuing a career in business, it is a rewarding and satisfying profession.

Thu
27
Feb

Employment Considerations for Early and Mid-Career Stages

You should consider a full range of factors - as opposed to fixating on only one or two- when you make decisions on which careers to pursue, and which industries and employers you target.

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