Practical Thoughts on Career Progression

In the past, I’ve written about how I think about my career. In short, I look at three elements—Learn, Improve, and Impact. Provided those three boxes are checked, I’m moving in the right direction.

I’ve been thinking about this more and more over the past several weeks after talking with a colleague. The prevailing view in many companies is that a career progression involves things like changing job titles and work responsibilities.

What do you do if you want to change jobs or move into another area of the company?

As someone actively interested in doing this at the moment, here’s how I think about the problem from start to finish. Keep in mind that when I use “you” throughout this post, I’m talking to myself in many ways.

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