It's 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're focusing on this month. For our second annual Career Advancement Month, we're bringing 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.
Check in all month long for great content—and a few exciting surprises, too! (Think totally new ways to get the career advice you need.)
And in the meantime, check out some of our favorite career advancement articles from the past.
Moving Up in Your Company
Working for a small company can be a great thing—until you’re ready to move up and there’s nowhere to go. From someone who’s been there, here are a few important lessons about forging your own career path.
Want to get promoted? Of course you do—the question is: How? To get the answers, we turned to nearly a dozen managers. From telling the boss when she’s wrong to schmoozing at happy hour, their suggestions just might surprise you.
Advancing your career within a start-up can be challenging—after all, there aren't many positions to move into. But Austin Geidt, Uber's Head of Launch, did it, and she shares her advice for anyone wanting to do the same.
Taking on More at Work
When you're trying to prove your worth at work, there's a fine line between making a genuine impact on your team and being that annoying co-worker who just wants to show off. Rise above the ranks most effectively with these four ways to go above and beyond.
You’re ready to take the corporate world by storm—but no one’s paying attention when you’re at the bottom of the totem pole. But don’t lose heart. With some initiative and these ideas, you’re sure to get noticed at work.
You’re doing a good job at work. Your boss seems happy. And now, you're ready to take on more. So give yourself a challenge, and try these five ways to step up and have your colleagues see you shine!
Negotiating for a Promotion or Raise
Making the case for a higher job title (and accompanying salary boost!) can be tricky. Here's how to make sure you’re approaching the conversation the right way.
Want to ask for a raise, but nervous about how, exactly, it works? We found four real women who negotiated for raises, and got them. Check out their stories, and remember: If they can do it, you can, too.
Asking for a raise is a good thing. But, it is possible to jump the gun. So, before you do, ask yourself these three questions to make sure your timing is right.
Continuing Your Professional Education
Being well-rounded—or having skills outside your immediate job duties—is a great idea no matter what field you're in. But before you start signing up for random classes, ask yourself these questions to decide which skills will pay off most in the long run.
Investing in your professional development is key to getting ahead, but you don’t need a six-figure salary to do it. There are dozens of classes, webinars, and resources out there to continue your education—even on an entry-level salary.
Attending a conference can be great for your career, if you approach it the right way. Follow these steps to make sure you get the most bang for your conference buck.
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