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Gopi Vajravelu

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Climb Up The Ladder
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Career, getting promotions, getting raises, making more money, jobs
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Over the years, I’ve noticed one trait that helps employees become successful within a company: being coachable. That is, having the desire to learn new things from other people. This is especially true for employees who are coming right out of school or joining a new industry. They have a skills gaps between what they […] ...
Posted: Dec 13 2017 @ 6:45 AM
We previously discussed who the best resources are to help with your career development: Your boss, your boss’s boss, your company’s HR department, and mentors in your industry. Take a look at that article to learn why they are helpful for your career and how to form a mentorship with them: The best resources for […] ...
Posted: Dec 06 2017 @ 6:45 AM
Many people can do their jobs well. They complete the task their boss asks them to do on time and to specification. They are polite, follow instructions, and do what is asked of them every time. They check all the boxes on the task list their boss gives them and call it a day. But […] ...
Posted: Nov 29 2017 @ 5:45 AM
Career development is a tricky topic. What you do to get promoted in our 20s is unlikely to work when you are in your 30s (or even 60s). Careers last a long time, often more than 40 years. The days when you joined a company out of school and slowly worked your way up the […] ...
Posted: Nov 22 2017 @ 5:45 AM
Building trust is one of the most important parts of working with other people. When you want to get hired, the hiring manager needs to trust your ability to do the job well. After all, she is sticking her neck out with her boss and saying that she thinks you are the best candidate for […] ...
Posted: Nov 15 2017 @ 5:45 AM
The time leading up to your annual performance review is filled with mixed emotions. You hope you did a good job so you can get a large bonus, a raise, and maybe even a promotion. You want to know that you did your job well. But there is also a voice inside your head that wonders if you actually did a good job. Maybe you didn’t perform up to your boss’s ...
Posted: Nov 08 2017 @ 5:45 AM
It’s easy to forget, but everyone around you is a human being. Your annoying boss. Your company’s demanding customers. Your lazy co-workers. The CEO you’ve never met. In today’s busy office, it’s easy to get annoyed, be short tempered, and think poorly of the people around you. But it would be better to remember that all of these people are human beings. They have their own worries, fears, dream, hopes, and goals. Sometimes ...
Posted: Nov 01 2017 @ 5:45 AM
When most people find a job they want, they fill out an application for the job and attach a copy of their resume. Seems like common sense. After all that’s how “career experts” tell you to increase your chances of getting a job. Most experts suggest creating the perfect resume. One that is just the right length, has the best font, and has the best keywords. Then you just send it ...
Posted: Oct 25 2017 @ 5:45 AM
Many people believe that our careers are zero sum games, where in order to win someone else must lose. That creates hurtful competition among colleagues and coworkers; people who should be working together and helping each other. People adopt a scarcity mindset where in order to get something you want, someone else cannot get the same thing. But there are other ways for multiple people to reach their goals simultaneously. Economists ...
Posted: Oct 18 2017 @ 5:45 AM
As your career starts out, the hard skills you learned in school will be very important. And if you excel as an individual contributor, you’ll get promoted to your first management position. From there on, your soft skills will become more important for future promotions than your hard skills. You’ll need to coach your direct reports, handle conflict within your team, and tactfully manage office politics. Building your interpersonal skills, ...
Posted: Oct 11 2017 @ 5:45 AM


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