We started this series with five career risks you should consider taking …seems fitting to end with some prompts that help you do just that.
Pitch a new idea to the big boss
Take time this week to write a note to the big boss with your awesome idea to improve, streamline, simplify, save or raise money, be more inclusive, create a happier client, improve productivity, and/or morale or any other positivity generating thing you can think of.
Arrange an informational interview with someone who has your dream job
Pick up the phone, write that email, get on your work idol’s calendar today! And have your resume and LinkedIn profile up to date before you meet – just in case you really impress them with your energy, enthusiasm and ability to see (and prepare for) the future.
Consider a lateral move
“Career trajectories are not always linear.” Stop talking yourself out of a change. You can potentially pick up salary, improve your title, and expand your portfolio with a new (lateral) role.
Attach yourself to a change initiative
What’s happening that interests you? Take the time to check out initiatives, committees, working groups, and even communities of practice to see how you might contribute and GROW!
When was the last time you were courageous at work? What could you do to show how much you care about this campus and community? Do something challenging today.
Career and professional growth are based on risk taking, flexibility, curiosity and authentic connections with others. Be your best and give yourself the greatest chance for success by pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. I hope you have found this series helpful and have learned as much as I have…go for it! I believe in you.
Thank you for following, with appreciation.
Final Fun Five: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… until we meet again!