Advancement

Smoothing the way from bud to boss

Things change when you get promoted and go from being just another employee to a manager above your former peers. To make the move as smooth as possible, take this advice from leadership experts rounded up by Time reporter Daniel Bortz.

Banish these success-stifling thoughts

Successful people don’t let negativity, blame and other toxic emotions slow them down. How can you train yourself to think in a way that's always pushing you forward?

What's your ideal career power team?

Everyone needs a mentor, a coach and a sponsor to help them grow and excel in their careers, says Brazen Careerist writer Lorena Knapp. She explains what each does to help.

4 steps to revamping your career

If you’re suffering from a chronic case of the Sunday night blues, constantly dreading going back to work on Monday, then it may be time to find a new job or revamp your current one. Caroline Dowd-Higgins, director of professional enrichment at the Indiana University Alumni Association, offers some suggestions to help you do just that.

Employers want to see these 5 skills

In addition to the conventional admin duties and top-notch technical skills, today’s professionals need to add proficiency in meeting/event planning, cloud-based apps, social media, database management and website maintenance, says Robert Hosking, Executive Direc­­­tor of Office Team. Here are 5 skills employers are adding to job descriptions, he says.

Are you prepared to ask for that raise?

Few workplace topics are more sensitive than salary. Almost no one thinks they’re being paid enough. Sometimes to get a raise, you have to ask for it. To help you make the request and do it well, Steve Cadigan, former vice president of talent at LinkedIn, now at Cadigan Talent Ventures, offers these tips.

5 networking tips for introverts

If you’re introverted, networking can seem daunting. To meet the challenge, Marcelle Yeager, blogger for U.S. News & World Report and co-founder, Career Valet, offers 5 tips.

Connect with key influencers early on

When you start a new job, you need to know the people who get things done, have strong ideas and can point you in the right direction as you do your job. You definitely want to connect with them, but they aren’t always pointed out to new employees.

8 acts that could cost you a promotion

It’s promotion time again, and again your boss passes you over and offers the promotion to a co-worker. But why? The reasons that your boss may be overlooking you for a promotion are simpler than you think.

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