Watching Billions last night (episode 7, the last one before the midseason break). The team were talking about changes from a hedge fund to a bank and asked the boss. He made it clear that there will be losers, and responsibility for their careers were down to them, not him.
Very forthright, most bosses are less so, and it makes a point.
You career is your responsibility.
Feel uncertain over the stability of your job? Want to know if you will get promotion?
You take charge of it.
Too many people expect their boss to manage their career. They wait for a promotion and feel like they will be ‘plucked from the chorus line’ to get the solo. But whilst this occasionally happens on the stage it rarely happens at work.
So, are you happy with your career?
Does your boss see you as coasting? If so, come the next reshuffle where will you be?
Doing a good job is not enough.
Doing your job is the absolute minimum.
You have to think like your boss.
You have to anticipate. Be proactive. Solve problems before your boss realises there is one.
But don’t stay silent.
Let others know. You need to ‘toot your horn’
We are 100 days to Christmas, approaching the Autumn Equinox and a great time to review your approach to your career.
Are you making the progress you want to make?
Do you even know where you want to go?
Does your boss see you as a key player, good to have around, or are you fading into the background?
I’d like this to be your wakeup call – what more could you be doing to keep your career on track, and if you don’t know where you are heading that needs addressing soon.
Book a Career Review Call and we can confirm your career direction and get a plan together to get you to the next level in your current company or move to where you want to be.
Or just sit back, relax, and keep doing what you are paid to do … but when changes come where will you be?