Let’s just come out and say it… Your success is truly only up to you. No one cares about your career trajectory like you do. So it’s time you take ownership of your career growth path. Don’t leave it up to chance. Develop a plan.
Where do you want to be this time next year? What about in 5 years? 10 years? What is it going to take to get you there? Here’s a hint…it’s going to take more than technical skills.
When it comes to leadership, your soft skills are just as important as your technical skills. Your ability to communicate clearly, present yourself as a confident leader, lead a team proficiently, and express the value that you bring, can make the difference between being considered for that leadership level position or staying where you are.
Start by taking inventory of what you bring to the table. What do you have to offer future employers that makes you stand out from the crowd? Why should you be considered for a leadership position?
Working with Penny was one of my most positive, confidence-building professional experiences! Thank you for encouraging me and being there to help me — I am looking forward to starting my new position!