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5 minutes a week to advance your career

Paul Glen | Jan. 20, 2015
The New Year is always a good time to reflect on your career: where you've been, where you're heading, and where you'd like to go. It's also the traditional time for people like me — industry analysts, pundits and consultants — to tell you what hot skills you'll need to develop to advance your career in the next year.

Don't expect her to do so right away. Don't call and ask for referrals.

Just check in, person to person. For example, this past week I've been upgrading my home audio equipment. It made me think of a guy I worked with 20 years ago who was obsessed with stereo gear. I'll probably just write a note saying that I was thinking of him and wondering how he is doing. That's it.

Your greatest career advancement resource is not your résumé. It's the people who know you. And they will bring opportunities to you if they feel good about you and you are top of mind for them when opportunities cross their path.


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