Growing Your Career

 
Career progression requires planning and a commitment to continuous development. This section offers guidance on how to remain marketable, position yourself for promotion, handle negotiations around pay and more.
 
Staying marketable is about making yourself indispensable to your current employer or irresistible to a prospective one.
Career promotion is about aptitude, ambition and a consistent effort over time. With smart preparation, the right attitude and a good support network, you will be in a strong position to take that next step.
The key to successful negotiation is smart preparation. Knowing the market-value of your role, quantifying your contribution to the company, and having a clear idea of what you want are all essentials for confident negotiation.
Active networking is vital to career growth. Often confused with selling, networking is actually about building long-term relationships and a good reputation over time.
 
No matter what level you are at in your career journey, establishing and fostering strong professional connections is critical. Here's how.
As a first-time manager, you are likely to encounter challenges and responsibilities that you have never faced before. Here are some tips to help ensure your transition into management runs smoothly.
Internships provide a great opportunity to gain commercial experience and learn new skills. Participants who stand out and display a genuine capacity for a role may be able to turn their interning experience into a job offer.
Most people get that Monday morning feeling; the alarm goes off and you have to get back into work mode. But if you dread going to work every day, the problem may be more serious.
 
Ditch “the daily grind” from your vocabulary and instill a sense of well-being into everything you do. Here are Michael Page’s top picks for apps that will help you become more productive, more purposed and overall healthier in your roles both personally and professionally.
It’s an unavoidable fact: building a strong network is vital for career success. In recent years, we have seen traditional networking take a backseat to online connections, but smart professionals know there’s no substitute for building relationships face-to-face.
If you've ever had a bad manager, you'll have your own (vehement) views on the subject, but the most common complaints include: poor communication, unrealistic demands, bad listening skills and lack of support. The good news, however, is that it's normally within your power to improve the situation.
Do you ever go to work worrying that you’re a fraud? Do you have trouble recognizing your own successes? Are you terrified of failure? If so, you’re not alone. Impostor syndrome is a psychological problem where successful people are not able to internalize their accomplishments.
 
One of the hardest parts of resolving a conflict is taking the first step. Consider the following points when you’re deciding how to deal with the problem
 
Being indispensable means making it incredibly difficult for your bosses to replace you. Here are our top tips on how to make yoursel indispensable. 
 
Seven sentiments that some workplaces are severely lacking. Think about whether these few phrases could crop up a little more often in your company’s vocabulary.