Career Tips You Will Not Hear Anywhere Else
In today’s episode, we will speak to my friend Alisa.
Next to being a good friend for many years, she is a brilliant career coach and excels at illustrating how she helps her clients as you will hear. If you work in a corporate job, you have probably been there: Performing and delivering beyond expectations and even hinting to your manager that you look for a move up but somehow when the time came you were passed over for that next promotion.
This is exactly what we will tackle today: How you can position yourself for that next career move in ways you may not have heard of before (Spoiler alert: It is not about preparing a salary review meeting 2 weeks before said meeting). Alisa will give some precious advice that you can start applying today and I also invite you to do the small mental exercise she proposes during the conversation, it will really help you visualize certain situations at the workplace (and elsewhere).
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This episode is for you if you keep applying for relevant jobs or hope for that next promotion but somehow get passed over!
- Salary negotiation:
- The decision is made a long time before your meeting (new job or promotion), it happens gradually (actually 364 days before)
- To raise awareness around you about your potential and have an impact on the perception of others it can easily take between 3-6 months when you have a plan.
- Getting a raise is not only about performance at work and putting in the hours and effort. You need to show you are ready to move up.
- Pay attention to your language verbal and non-verbal
- Authority is established in a group of people within a couple of seconds
- Observe senior people in meetings
- Take space: Have an open posture, lean back, spread stuff on the table, take ownership of the space
- Your posture also affects your mental state
- Project confidence from within (be calm, non-emotional)
- Maintain eye-contact longer
- Make small changes with your non-verbal communication!
- Clothing: It all depends on context and environment, dress like you already have the job you want « fake it til you make it »
- We are born with it, we use it subconsciously but you can learn to improve it.
- A very important tool to communicate authority and potential
- How do you explain your role and achievements? Being humble is nice but may lead you to use weaker words.
- Even people in the high ranks struggle
- Labor market: Expect big changes and new types of jobs so be ready!
- You need to understand the value you bring to the company. Show your skill, your value at the workplace to create the visibility you want. « If you do not perceive yourself as the boss, no one ever will »
Who is Alisa?
- LinkedIn: Alisa T. Jensen
- Our previous Interview: Get more out of your LinkedIn profile and negotiate your salary like a pro with Alisa
- Book recommendation: Essentialism by Greg McKeown
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