This post is part of a series in which I share some of my recent work related to career advancement and professional development from the past month. Enjoy!
From U.S. News & World Report
3 Ways to Develop Executive Presence Regardless of Your Title
Regardless of title or status in the corporate hierarchy, everyone has the ability to develop “executive presence.” When you do, you’ll enhance your professional reputation and improve your chances for advancement. This is a powerful but often overlooked strategy that can truly shape the future of your career.
The Most Common Reason for Job Hopping – And 3 Steps to Stop It!
If you’ve struggled to stay in one job for a prolonged period of time, you’ve probably heard the term “job hopper.” This term refers to people who have held multiple jobs over a relatively short period of time, and it’s usually viewed as a negative trait for those looking to grow their career.
If you’re wondering how to stop the job hopping pattern once and for all, you have to understand why it’s happening and then take some specific steps.
3 Reasons to Never Skip Salary Negotiation When Accepting a New Job
Everyone knows job searching is tough business. By the time you make it through the rigorous interview process and finally land an offer, the temptation to scream, “Yes! Thank you!” is practically overwhelming.
Unfortunately, far too many people give in and simply accept the offer without even attempting a negotiation. Research from Salary.com shows that, collectively, they lose out on millions because of it.
From Ivy Exec
How to Deal with Imperfect Leaders
If there’s a common frustration in the workplace it’s this: Leaders who are inherently flawed people. How is a dedicated employee to cope? Aren’t leaders supposed to be role models? Shouldn’t they have all the answers? How can you do your job well when they fail so miserably at theirs?
If this sounds familiar, rest assured, you’re not alone. Obviously, great leaders do exist, but they can be few and far between. If you happen to be struggling with an imperfect manager right now, there is hope for the future. But in the meantime, consider these strategies for coping.
3 Strategies to Position Yourself as Your Boss’s Trusted Ally
Developing a strong relationship with your boss is one of the most important tools for career success.
For those looking to really excel in the workplace, it’s about more than simply being a good worker or a contributing member of the team. If you truly want to get ahead, positioning yourself as a trusted ally for your boss is a great way to start.
Master These Soft Skills to Improve Your Chances for Promotion
As you rise through the ranks of the corporate world, soft skills become more important. Technical competence still matters, but it’s the intangible traits that really help managers excel.
If you’re looking to earn a promotion in the near future, it certainly helps to be good at your current job. But if you really want to be a shoe-in—and be successful once you get there—you’ll need to master some very important soft skills.