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It's a Wrap! Career Advancement Month at The Daily Muse

Our mission at The Daily Muse is to help you succeed in your career: from figuring out what you want to do and finding that dream job to kicking some serious ass once you get there.

That last part of the equation is what we focused on in August. For our second annual Career Advancement Month, we brought you tons of articles and resources specifically designed to help you move up in your company, score that promotion, get a raise, and take your career to the next level.

Want to make sure you checked out all of our great features and articles? Here's a recap of everything we did this month!


Muse UniversityTake Charge of Your Career at Muse University!

It's back to school time! This month, we opened the doors to Muse University, a brand-new way to think about professional development.

Featured IMG GroupProfessional Development Guides

Want to be better at your job? Our Professional Development Guides (for four different fields) give you the tips and resources you need to get ahead.


Get Promoted WebinarUnlock the Secrets of Getting Promoted

Gunning for that promotion? Check out a recording of our latest webinar: 5 Reasons You’re Not Getting Promoted (and What You Can Do About It).

Prof Dev Classes50 (Cheap!) Professional Development Classes Anyone Can Take

We’ve put together a round-up of fantastic classes, webinars, and tutorials that’ll help you learn new skills, from management to programming.

Articles & Advice

Prepare for Eventual Promotion6 Ways to Prepare for Your (Someday) Promotion Now

Maybe you’re not ready for a promotion just yet, but if you want one someday, here’s what you should be doing to set yourself up for success.

Promote EmployeesWho Should Get Promoted? The Ultimate Guide for Managers

Not quite sure how to pick out your most promotable employees? Here are a few ways to identify the best of the best among your team.

Negotiate Performance ReviewNegotiation Q&A: How to Ask for More at Your Review

If you’re anything like this professional, you know you should ask for a raise at your review, but you’re feeling scared. Get over your nerves with this smart advice (and sample script!).

Transitioning DepartmentsFrom Social Media to Creative: How I Made an Internal Move

This Social Media Associate wanted to be a Copywriter at her company, but was told she could never make the change. Well, let’s just say: Never say never.

Social Media to Creative, Part 2From Social Media to Creative: How I Made an Internal Move, Part 2

Last week, this professional shared how she launched a blog and personal brand to help her make an internal move. Her next step? Internal networking.

Ready to ManageAre You Ready to Manage? 8 Questions to Ask Yourself

Moving into management isn’t just about being the best at what you do now—it requires a whole new set of skills.

More involved at your companySuper-Easy Ways to Get More Involved at Work

Looking for some new skills—or just some new pals—at work? Try these stress-free ways to get more involved at your office.

People to Follow on Twitter10 (More!) Career Experts to Follow on Twitter

Because a little more career wisdom sprinkled in your Twitter feed is always a good thing.

Links Love Attending ConferencesLinks We Love: Attending Conferences Like a Pro

Attending a conference isn’t as easy as just showing up! We’ve gathered some of the best advice on the web for getting the most out of these events.

Prove you're ready to manage4 Ways to Show You’re Ready for Management

Before you move up into management, your boss first has to recognize your potential. Prove yourself with these helpful strategies.

Advance Career at Startup4 Ways to Advance Your Career at a Startup

How do you get to the next level in your career without a formal organizational ladder to climb? Try one of these strategies.

Networking on the JobHow Your Network Can Help You Be Better at Your Job

Think using your network is only helpful when you’re job-hunting? Think again.

130827 gunning for same promotionKeeping the Peace: When You & a Co-Worker Want the Same Promotion

Tensions can run high when you and a co-worker are both hoping for a great new gig. Try these tips to ensure the competition doesn’t ruin your relationship.

Confidence for Career AdvancementBoost Your Confidence (to Boost Your Career)

Are you not asking for the promotion you want because you don’t think you could get it? Gain the confidence you need to get ahead with these tactics.

Rockstar Uninspiring JobHow to Be a Rock Star at an Uninspiring Job

Nobody wants to work an unexciting job, but sometimes it’s necessary on the way to the top. Here’s how to make the most of your time there.

Get Unstuck! Land That PromotionGet Unstuck! 5 Steps to Landing That Promotion

You're a top performer, and you’ve got the numbers and praise to back it up. So, why aren’t you getting that promotion you so desperately want and deserve?

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