Are you happily (or contently) employed, but at the same time wonder if there are better career opportunities out there?
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If that’s the case, you may wonder how you can position yourself for career growth – either inside or outside your current company – without making your employer nervous – or even worse – risking being blackballed or fired because they consider you a flight risk.
I’m diving into this topic on this week’s edition of Ask Jennifer – a new video series where I’ll be answering your questions – in five minutes or less.
Except this week’s episode is slightly longer. Oops.
Let’s chalk it up to inaugural excitement about the new format. 🙂
In Episode 1 of Ask Jennifer, I’ll answer the following question for “Valerie”, a woman who recently attended a workshop I led on “Defining and Communicating Your Personal Brand for Career Growth”.
Valerie has been with her current company for almost 20 years. She’s not unhappy. But she would like to explore career opportunities to understand how marketable her skills are – and if the grass really is greener somewhere else. But she also doesn’t want to send any red flags to her current employer that she may be looking. (Smart!)
Want to know what advice I have for Valerie?
Take a few moments to watch the quick video to learn more about the 3 steps I recommend to Valerie (and others) who want to get noticed for opportunities without causing any drama.
- Update/fully complete your LinkedIn Profile.
- Talk to/offer to help Recruiters that reach out to you.
- Attend and get involved with your local professional networking association.
Have a question related to growing your career, your leadership or your skills as a speaker or presenter?
I’d love to hear from you, and maybe your question will be featured in an upcoming episode of Ask Jennifer!