Hello SOTGC community,
Gone are the days of cover letters and resumes in favor of the flashy new thing that is technology.
Younger generations certainly seem to have a hold on the evolving landscape, but how does one caught between old and new methods hope to possibly achieve success in their career?
Vast books have been written trying to answer just such a question, yet through the course of the history, there are certain truths that have remained unchanged no matter what social climate you are in.
Companies are always and have always been looking for the best and the brightest, yet the biggest issue has constantly been trying to build a place where the two can meet.
Nowadays, simply getting a foot in the door is much easier. While CVs and resumes are still used, more and more companies are turning toward social recruiting as a means to find what they are looking for.
From LinkedIn to Twitter, companies are employing what are known as “talent networks” to attract potential hires and fans alike. Once hired, the climb up the ladder can begin in earnest.
With very few exceptions, those that achieve success exhibit all of the proper external signals.
They dress for the job they want to have and follow most of the rules of polite society. To ensure career success, one must be perceived as a competent individual, one who is the face of the company through the best and the worst of times. When leaders look to the employee pool to determine who will be added to the promotion pool, this is one of the key features they look to.
Employees that understand what it takes to not embarrass a company are far more likely to further their careers.
Know how to do your job and how to do the job of everyone tied to you.
Bosses order people around while true leaders work with their peers and push them to greatness. They always hold themselves to the highest standards and, in doing so, elicit respect from those around them.
The more you know of the inner workings of a company, the more valuable you become, further increasing your chances of success. In addition, this allows you to lead a team better, giving you the “know how” on how to solve all issues that come your way by discerning the best course of action based on the resources available to you.
Career success is always attainable, albeit not easily.
It takes dedication, persistence, and hard work but not always in the areas that one would imagine. After jumping over the first hurdle, the remaining tactics are relatively easy, so long you stay authentic to yourself.
In my latest co-authored book, The Female Leader: Empowerment, Confidence & Passion, I show business women how to be who they were meant to be. The key to becoming who you were destined to be is to filter your behavior based on your perceptions of others, without filtering who you are for their benefit.
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