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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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When employees wonder what they can do to get a raise or a promotion, they look in the common areas: skills, education, and office politics. They might think: “I need to learn XYZ skill before I can get a raise.” “I need to go to business school before I can get promoted.” “My boss doesn’t […] ...
Posted: Jan 24 2018 @ 11:45 AM
Have you ever been in a meeting where the senior people are in a pointless conversation with each other' It has nothing to do with business or anything important at all. Acme Corp CEO: “Did you see the ballgame last night'” Acme Corp Board Chair: “What a game! It looks like we’re going to the […] ...
Posted: Jan 17 2018 @ 11:45 AM
This article does not contain affiliates links. I am in no way compensated for recommending these books. They are just good reads that helped me in my own career and can help you in your career too. From Day One: CEO Advice to Launch an Extraordinary Career by William J. White From Day One is […] ...
Posted: Jan 10 2018 @ 11:45 AM
Have you ever thought anything like this about your career' “I need to switch companies to get a raise.” “I can’t negotiate for more money because then my boss will think I’m not a team player.” “I don’t have the right background to get my dream job.” You may agree with some of these statements […] ...
Posted: Jan 03 2018 @ 11:45 AM
The first step to becoming more productive at work is to know how your company (and your boss) measures productivity. Each manager has her own idiosyncrasies for how she evaluates her employees’ work. Some common benchmarks are easily measured: How early you show up to work How late you stay at work How many hours […] ...
Posted: Dec 27 2017 @ 11:45 AM
Many people at the bottom of the org chart look up at the executives and VPs amazed at everything they know and their steady climb up the corporate ladder. But if you ask, those people at the top of the organization will tell you that their climb up wasn’t steady at all, and they gained […] ...
Posted: Dec 20 2017 @ 11:45 AM
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 @ 11:45 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 @ 11:45 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 @ 4:45 PM
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 @ 4:45 PM


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